Autumn brought us a rainy day this week. We have not had a rainy day in some time. We suddenly had to pause and do rainy-day type of things. As the clouds lifted, rainbows appeared and by the time the sun came out we realized that Autumn had been busily weaving more of her stunning tapestry across the hills. Too, ferns are browning up and winterberry is loaded with fruit.
As flags around the lake are lowered to half staff, we turn to Nature to seek balance and stability in troubled times. Nature is here for us now, hand in hand with Autumn, who often chooses to begin the day with a warm loving sunrise. Autumn’s colors rise with the sun, as Kingfisher chatters his approval and Mergansers begin their search for breakfast.
Every five years Pleasant Lake may be lowered to allow for properly permitted waterfront work after Labor Day. Complete lowering of the lake is damaging to the lake ecosystem. Therefore, if no requests for waterfront work are made to the Selectmen six months prior to Labor Day (March 1st), the normal Fall Schedule will be followed.
Have you been a caterpillar lately? Sometimes we feel that we are just crawling along, making it through every day. Or worse, tucked deep inside our chrysalis, shut away from all that is beautiful and good. Well, metamorphosis is not limited to caterpillars! Be inspired by Autumn’s fresh, invigorating air! Feel your spirit rise at the sight of vibrant splashes of color among the leaves and the rich crop of cones in the evergreens