A Walk Around Winthrop: August 2, 2015

Our daughter Shannon and her husband Mike have gone camping for a few days, and, as a result, we are dogsitting their dog Holly. (Their other dog, Somara, is a more easy-going dog, and they took her with them.) Much of the day was spent in our fenced-in backyard, but Holly is a young, energetic dog, and we decided to take her and Liam for a walk around town. We started at the library, where I had Clif sit on the bench with the dogs close-by.

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We walked around the corner to Maranacook Lake and the public beach. Maranacook Lake is fairly large. It spans two towns, has a twenty-two mile perimeter, and comprises 1,844 acres. I am happy to report the water quality is above average.

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We came across a plant that I have never seen before, and one that the bees certainly seem to like. If anyone is familiar with this plant, do let me know what it is.

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After walking by the beach, we turned up a side street, where we admired a sculpture made from a tree trunk.

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And a lovely yellow door of an old house.

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Then it was back on Main Street and around the corner to the library, where our car was parked. Not a long walk, but an interesting one with many things to look at.

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4 thoughts on “A Walk Around Winthrop: August 2, 2015”

    1. Thanks so much for the information, Jason. That’s exactly what it is. It was growing by the lake, and I read that it likes wet spots. So it makes sense. I have never seen one in Winthrop before. Either I have been spectacularly unobservant—always a possibility—or it is a recent arrival.

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