Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Crocuses are blooming!

The stump garden is lined with giant crocuses. 
They are the first bulbs to bloom in our yard in mid springtime. 
They come in a variety of colors and are so welcomed after the whiteness of winter.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Loon calling on Caesar Pond

I heard a loon calling on Caesar Pond this afternoon.

First Peepers heard on Caesar Pond

The first spring peepers were heard at Caesar Pond, this evening.

Friday, April 20, 2018

World's Largest Ice Carousel, Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine

What do you do when you live in the northern-most reaches of Maine? Well...you try for the world record of the largest ice carousel! Check out this video of the carousel being turned by 4 outboard engines! AWESOME;-)

Here is a video of the creation of the carousel. Lots of math goes into creating the perfect circle and the turning of the circle of ice.

Here is the Bangor Daily News article from April 7th.

Ice Out on Caesar Pond

Ice Out occurred this evening on Caesar Pond, just in time for me to get home from vacationing in Florida.
Looking north from the dock.
Looking south from the dock.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thin ice on Caesar Pond

Looking north from our deeded access.
I am getting so excited! The ice is thinning at a rapid rate, and I think the ice will be out by the time I return from my trip to Florida;-)
Looking south from our deeded access.
The open water edge of the shoreline is increasing.
North end of Caesar Pond (complete with 5 Canada geese!)
My neighbor told me that the north end of the pond was clear, so we headed down the road to the public access to check it out!
Trash next to shore of public access (and some trash in water)
While down at the public access, we saw that someone seemed to have emptied their truck bed of trash next to the shore. We promptly headed home to don gloves and get a huge trash bag. We then proceeded to clean up the boat launch and both sides of the road for about 0.3 mile. 
Our hauling route!
That trash bag was so big and full that we had to switch off hauling it down the road. I think we get the "Good Doobie" award for the day;-) Now all the trash that was covered by snow all winter long is cleaned up, and we are hoping that people will think twice about dumping trash (although I doubt it.) I wish that the Dept. of Fish and Game would put up a sign asking people to haul out what they bring in...

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Stump garden covered by gravel

Yay, the snow is finally melting from around our house. Just a bit more to go!
I was bummed when looking closely at the stump garden, as this is the first sight I saw. Gravel everywhere! This is from the snow thrower and the plow.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spring Melt begins

Check out this coming week's weather! Spring melt will begin in earnest with nighttime temps rising above freezing more often than not. Of course this transition will also bring us some freezing rain as well.