Saturday, October 25, 2008
I love this time of year. Last Tuesday was spent mostly in and around the woods that extend beyond the backyard of the house where I live. I tend to go exploring outdoors on my one week day off, and it's amazing how much the scenery has changed since the previous week. This is my first year living in this house, and now that the leaves are almost all down, the first time I can see so far into the woods beyond the stream at the back of the house. I am very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.
Looking into the screened-in porch that overlooks the stream.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My mom and I went apple picking at Bartlett Orchards up in Richmond and then hiking at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary up in Lenox, MA.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesdays are my favorite day off. Though I love to spend time with friends on weekends, weekdays are much more suited to adventuring. With fewer people and tourists about, it is far more enjoyable to go out into the world and expand one's horizons. Yesterday I made it up to the Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, MA. They're currently running a membership special (includes two passes), so I signed up my mother and myself. Among other things, the membership allows you free access to all 45 Mass wildlife sanctuaries. The Pleasant Valley Santuary is I believe one of the largest state-wide, with 15 acres of woodland trails a long list of recent wildlife sightings.