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Skunk cabbage and outdoor fun

First skunk cabbage shoots emerging from the leaf litter

The trees are still leafless, but I see hints of red on the swamp maples at the edge of our yard. A recent walk in the woods nearby offered my first glimpse of skunk cabbage, just poking up above the leaf litter.

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Signs of spring

My crocuses are croaking!

For all the times I say I hate change, the seasons remind me this really isn’t true. With each sign of spring, I look even harder for other signs that color is returning to our lives.

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Long Lake Littleton Conservation Area

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On the southern shore of Long Lake, LIttleton, MA, as spring is bursting forth

Yes, it’s been raining in Massachusetts (and in other locations in the eastern and midwest states). And yes, trails are pretty muddy in many spots.

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One of the smaller puddles we encountered–others simply required bushwhacking around the trail to get by the water in the trail

Still, on an overcast afternoon, as we explored a neighborhood on the south side of Long Lake in Littleton, we came across a lovely network of trails called Long Lake Park that provide access to some wonderful views of Long Lake in Littleton. Continue reading

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