Sam Lewis just sent this photo of the loon family. There are two chicks! Another nice Joe's Pond Loon family. As Sam said, they were out there on a very blustery, cold day. I hope the adults keep the chicks protected from that wind or they could be picked up out of the water and deposited somewhere miles away. That wind has been brutal all day. The temperature hasn't been out of the 40s today and the forecast is for "snow flurries in the mountains" tonight. That probably doesn't include us, but then, I wouldn't be surprised to see some snowflakes in the air. Hopefully this will be the last of the nasty cold weather and we'll settle into summer soon.
I had a message from Cheryl Castner in New Jersey earlier this afternoon and she reports it's in the 60's and sunny there. Perfect weather, she said, because it reminds her of Vermont.
Everything is beautifully lush and green, though - the rain really perked things up nicely. Of course, it's going to be hard to keep up with lawn mowing - the grass is growing like gang busters but it's also pretty wet out there with off and on showers daily, so it's hard to find a good time to mow.
Enjoy the day as best you can, but it's probably not a good day to be out on the water. The weekend looks fairly promising, though. Perhaps you sailors will be able to get out there for some practice runs to prepare for the race on July 17th. If you aren't sailing but have a Sunfish, let Susan Bouchard know so she can perhaps find a sailor without a boat. Her number is 563-2716 and her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. I know she'll be happy to hear from you.
Also, don't forget the tag sale on July 10, from 9-1. If you'd like to have a table, contact Dee McKown at 684-3900. Tables are $10.