Sunday, September 2, 2012

Early September Assabet Daybreak




I was surprised to see the Blue Moon of late August still lingering in the western sky this morning on the Assabet River in Stow, Massachusetts.  When I turned my boat's bow to the east, the sun was just clearing the treetops...

After turning the page on the calendar yesterday, the sands of summer seem to be disappearing more quickly into the bottom half of the hourglass.  Several still blooming flowers were appreciated all the more.  There were only two of these morning glorys...

Arrowhead flowers were more abundant...

This showy hibiscus was across from Lake Boon's outlet...

I ascended Fort Meadow Brook up to where it became too true to its name...

 In addition to the moon and sun, the sky had these two ultralights...
 
 
This fellow reported excellent fishing from his electric motor equipped canoe...
 
 
It was only appropriate that a bottle of "Blue Moon" beer be amongst the trash recovered today...

 
 
Today's haul consisted of 16 recyclable containers (9 redeemable) and 29 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags, styrofoam, fishing line, and nip bottles.  YTD = 5174
 
In thinking of ways to put the 975 Hooksett disks I've recovered from the Merrimack River to good use, poker chips came to mind.  Not that I would, but I could...
 
 
If I could equip a poker game,  Greg Lyons of Merrimac, MA could probably equip a whole casino with the 12,000 disks he's recovered.  This article referred to him as the "12,000 disk man".





2 comments:

Mike said...

I am enjoying your blog and greatly appreciate your "trash activities"! I pick-up what trash I can during my paddle adventures, but can always do more? Your blog has motivated me to carry additional trash bags in my kayak for litter pick-up! I've also added your blog to the blogs I follow! Keep up the good and necessary work! http://www.durhamblogger.com/

Suasco Al said...

Hello Mike, Good to hear from a fellow trash picker-upper and thanks for your kind comments. I'll now be following your blog about paddling where the rivers stay in liquid form year-round.