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Spring finally arrives in New England! A virtual kayak trip for city dwellers

Many of you around the country endured a harsh winter (especially you in the Midwest). Endless snow. Frigid temperatures. Dreary dark and shortened days. Our winter here in New England was long and hard and spring has been slow to come.

But finally, Spring is here!

Some of you nature lovers are lucky enough to live in the suburbs or the countryside and can just step outside your door to drink in the warmth and greenery. You can open a window and hear a chorus of birds beginning at 4:30 am just when the darkness is starting to lift.

Some of you nature lovers however live in the city where it is harder to enjoy these things. I dedicate this kayak trip to you and hope you can soon get outside and enjoy the springtime weather.

My husband Rich and I kayaked on Lake Wildwood in Upton, MA:

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Rich hoped he could catch some fish:

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I took my camera out and hoped to catch the Spring:

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Birds were everywhere.

They are a lot harder to photograph, especially when they, and my boat (due to current and the wind) keep moving! But I managed to catch a couple:

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Catbird

Catbird

The catbird sat among a spread of pretty yellow flowers:

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A painted turtle graciously posed for me:

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This is the joy of kayaking.

It allows you to sneak up on wildlife and enjoy them without disturbing them.

I also love water.

I love the colors, the texture, the sounds. The ripples and pools reflecting the underwater plants created a swirl of colors that reminded me of impressionist paintings:

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I hope you city dwellers enjoyed your virtual trip and may you get outdoors soon.  And you country dwellers: I hope you can get away from yard work long enough to enjoy these fleeting Spring days before the heat of summer sets in.

God’s country is beautiful, isn’t it?

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One comment on “Spring finally arrives in New England! A virtual kayak trip for city dwellers

  1. Reblogged this on Louisa May Alcott is My Passion and commented:

    Whenever I am outdoors, especially in the kayak, I feel like I am drinking, drinking, drinking. It’s a sweet elixir that fills my soul. I imagine Thoreau and Louisa felt this way; she wrote about in Moods. It was because of that passage that I christened my kayak the Sylvia Yule.

    I took Sylvia out on her maiden spring voyage and wanted to share the trip with you.

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