Songo Blue Skies

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Well, it is Saturday of the Memorial Day Weekend. My sister and I talked about which weekend we could go to Maine. The owners will be there for most of the summer so we are trying to go before then. I looked up on the internet and saw that the ice was out as of 26 April.
Which reminds me that I went up to Songo in February.
I stayed at North Conway for the weekend. On Friday I got going in the morning and headed toward Gorham, NH. I traveled up Rt. 16 passing Mt Washington and passing through Gorham. My Grandparents moved to Gorham with their 6 children about 1928. My grandfather was one of the town's Drs. for many years and the manager of the baseball team. He was known as Doc Johnson. By the time I got to Gorham it had started snowing. I then headed east for Bethel. I had lunch in a warm and cozy cafe before heading out to the lake. Oh, I also got to see the building of the world's largest snow women, Olympia. They were about halfway done creating her at the time.
I visited with my cousin for a little bit and then walked on the lake. It was wonderful to walk on the lake with the snow coming down. As I was on the ice I took a few pictures of the land. One picture I got was of a birch tree and the other one standing in front of it by the side of the camp. When I put a black mat around it, it looked to me as if the two trees were dancing. I discovered how great trees look on film with the snow coming down. I also saw that we forgot to take the clothes line down at the end of last season. Funny the things you notice in pictures.


Beth said...

Hi Cynthia, I'm so glad that you started your own blog and introduced yourself on mine. You do sound like a kindred spirit and I will enjoy reading your posts. When you know your dates for Songo Pond this year, let me know and perhaps we can meet up and kayak or go for a hike. I'll enjoy reading your posts.

fourwindshaiga said...

Just lovely. I have been up that way several times, and I see why you love it.