Saturday, April 3, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Spring Comes Slowly in New England

It was warm and gorgeous today in New England, so we took advantage of it and went for a bike ride on an old railroad track, which has been sanded over. It was so warm that I expected to see blooms of flowers but New England flowers are more clever than that - they're waiting for the real thing - not a tease.

We did see these ferns popping up, so green against the brown forest leaves.

No buds on the trees yet, but that means we could see this old stone foundation.

A collection of rusted out train spikes.

DH climbed down a hill to get a picture of this rushing stream. Click on it - maybe it'll get bigger, it's a good picture.

And that's me, staying at the top of the hill
Flooding was everywhere, new beaver homes going in right and left.


Just a gorgeous marshy area.


This rock was by the side of the road. Rather ordinary looking but something made me turn it over to find....
...a beautiful granite pattern, isn't it wonderful?

On the way home we stopped by this town library as it's the highest spot in town (and a cool building) ....
...and got this shot looking out towards Boston. What a wonderfully clear day.

Time to go home.

12 comments:

Susan said...

My husband is always waiting for me with a look like that too! What gorgeous pics Mim, you are quite the adventurers!

Yeah, we don't get flowers (except the spring bulbs) until after Memorial day!

Happy Easter! Susan

Lynn said...

Wow I double double clicked on the rushing water pic...gorgeous!!!!!! I clicked on you too!!! Gorgeous!!!!
Great car and husband as well. Click, click!!!
Fun day!
Happy Holidays!

Lori ann said...

that was fun! i really enjoyed your bike around.
it is wildflower season here in california, i am always amazed at the hardiness of the blooms, even if they are fleeting. we always enjoy the show.
thank you for sharing mim!

marianne said...

Beautiful pictures, what stunning nature over there.
Enjoy Spring and Happy Easter!

PAK ART said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the country. I've always wanted to visit the New England. I've been to Norfolk several times but that's a bit south and all in a city.

sukipoet said...

whoa, that sure is a hot car. lovely pictures and sounds like a peaceful excursion.

Cat said...

looks like you had a wonderful day! New England is gorgeous!

kj said...

mim, these shots are super gorgeous. congrats to mr. t for the gush and movement of the water.

i'm glad you're having a good weekend. did you have a good friday night? did you do anything interesting? eat any lucious food? see any adoring friends?

just wondering.... :)

love love

kj

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I felt like I was there with you, wind blowing in my hair and turning over rocks...lovely travelogue!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is great that you could take advantage of such a beautiful day. With scenery like this you don't need flowers. Happy Spring.

Katiejane said...

Thank you for taking us along on your wonderful bike ride. Your photos are mouth wateringly beautiful. I remember all those big stones and stone walls from when we lived there. So pretty.

soulbrush said...

almost has an autumnal look about it. lovely though. and who's the good looking dude? was he a hitch hiker? happy belated easter passover to you both.