Updated on Wednesday*:
April 18, 2013
It has been really beautiful outside this spring.
We have been spared the frost and freezes (so far), and all of the fruit
trees are in flower. Trilliums, fiddlehead ferns and bleeding hearts are
blooming also. Redbuds and dogwoods are looking good and morel mushrooms
have been found.
On Sunday, a trip was made to the hilltop, and
three lovely little morels made the trip back down the hill. It is time
to get out there and harvest morels, for they will be gone in just a few
Earth Day is Monday, Apr. 22. Be sure to take a
hike in the woods or a drive in your car, and appreciate what Mother
Earth gives to us each spring. Take some pictures too, and be sure to
get the family in the photos.
If anyone reading this knows where the lady
slippers grow, call me at the office, 354-6917. There is a photographer
visiting here again this spring, and she wishes to get some good shots
of the local orchids. She was here last spring, but I was unable to
gather information on the whereabouts of the lovely flowers.
There will be a meteor shower on Monday, with a
and Even if that’s too early for you, you
should still be able to catch some of the meteors earlier on Sunday
night, although the moon’s light may obscure them somewhat. Generally,
there will be more meteors visible than usual for a few days on either
side of the peak of the shower.
The meteors will appear to be generally originating
from the Northeastern portion of the sky, in the constellation Lyra.
This year, the moon (waxing gibbous at the time) will be setting rather
late, so it would be best to watch for the meteors at that time. They
tend to peak towards the early morning hours, so it works out well.
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
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