There are many things to do on Block Island as the winter comes. [What winter? It was warm and sunny again today.]
Yesterday – first Tuesday in the month –
Crazy as a Coot Bird Walk. Thank you Kim. Thirteen of us walked along Coastguard Road to Champlin Farm.
Land, Sea, Tree, colours are glorious dull greens and yellow dun orange, occasional bright red of winterberry. A Carolina wren sat out on a branch, a downy woodpecker [Photo Wikipedia] did his backwards walk down a tiny twig. I thought they found insects in tree-trunks, but I have to suppose that this busy bird knew what he was doing. Geese, ducks, warblers, as usual… I can’t be getting blase about all these birds to see even if it is Block Island where there are always birds to see.
This morning Kathleen Mitchell had organized a group. She is the island’s newest wonder – a newly appointed “Senior Co-ordinator”. Thank you Kathleen. We made shell wreaths with Becca Holloway who brought all the stuff needed, Swedish Tea Ring with Becky Ballard, and we all contributed to soup. Shell wreaths are not ‘my thing’ but making them and joining in the chat round the table definitely is. OK, I forgot to take photos of the Swedish Ring and we ate it all (cinnamon sugar, pecans and orange peel buttery sweet dough, oh and some calories).
The photos here don’t begin to show how wonderful the island colours are now, nor do the wreath photos show the conversations we had making them. Nothing could show how there is lots to do on a little small island.
And, yesterday evening we had the third meeting of the writers’ group. Reading and listening, more to come.