Sunday marked the close of the Veteran’s Memorial swimming pool for the season. What a gorgeous day, with swimmers, picnickers, geese and kayakers, all enjoying a last glorious day of summer. Beautiful wildflowers, too, and freshly pruned trees, thank you very much, DCR.
Thank you to Carolyn Shipley for the plant identifications. From Carolyn, about Purple Loosestrife: ”It has wiped out millions of acres of native vegetation, thus depriving birds and other wildlife of their favorite plants. It has clogged and is clogging our marshlands, meadows, bogs, and inlets.”
On the other side of the world (Magazine Beach’s) Riverside Boat Club rowers were competing in the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea. Go Riverside! Thank you to Riverside’s Amanda Milad for this update–our first, international post.