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Sunset over Silver Lake

Sunset over Silver Lake

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Sunset

sunset over silver lake
Sunset over Silver Lake
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Silver Lake Memoirs

History: Ice cutting at Silver Lake more than 100 years ago

My favorite quote:

The secret incentive of [the Silver Lake Fire Depart­ment] was to be found in the water tub of that wagon. Prohibition by this time was the law of the land.

Before the volunteers started from the shed at Pop Neilson’s, a keg of beer was put into the tub of the wagon. By the time they returned to Pop’s, that beer, immersed in the cold waters of Silver Lake, was just right for a refreshing drink.

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Beautiful August Sunset

 

pink and orange clouds after sunset
The clouds caught the sunlight after the sun had dipped below the horizon. Taken from the Market Basket parking lot in Wilmington, MA, hence the street lights.

 

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Family

Hoth

The northeast region of the US has been in a (relative) deep freeze for weeks.  Last night we bottomed out at -12° F.

Pictured is our oldest child trudging across the desolate, Hoth-like expanse that is (was?) Silver Lake.  Most of the snow has blown off, leaving a crusty powder that almost, but doesn’t quite, support you.

Not pictured: the tauntaun that I split open to keep the children warm overnight.

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Hiking Local Events

Ice-pinging on Silver Lake

While walking the dog around the lake this morning, I heard the newly-formed ice ‘pinging’ as the sun rose above the trees.  Turn up the volume to hear it.