I guess "Supermoons" are optical illusions, but I think all full moons are pretty special. Is that something I should admit? I was in a kayak once as the "harvest moon" rose over a flat roof building – I thought it was the biggest pumpkin decoration I’d ever seen!
If the beginning of summer is measured by signs of a new generation of wildlife, then it’s here. I’m starting to see squirrels running around, a pesky raccoon scout and the first baby fawn walked by our house twice the other day. That fawn was all legs and the darkest I’ve ever seen – I’m sure it didn’t weigh as much as the ‘coon!
Here’s my "take" on raccoon behavior: they are coming "off the nest" now and checking out summer campsites once the culverts (their subway system) dry out. The pest I’ve seen looked to be scouting a latrine site, the last thing anybody wants! I confuse them by moving around scraps of chicken wire and cover a strategic culvert long enough to encourage them to move on.
There will be Karaoke this coming Monday, which is July 1. Since there are five Mondays in July, there will be three evenings to come out and sing along. There have been reports of fine turnouts at recent gatherings.
I hope you’ve still got Ryderwood’s 90th Birthday on your "radar screen" for the 4th of July. Parade participants should line up east of Second St. (at the Red Barn) before 10:30 a.m. to join the Fire Trucks and Grand Marshals. The Parade takes just about an hour, and ends at the Park for food, music, fun and games. (The VFW BBQ and Potluck Picnic could be the best eats you’ll get all day.) Live music will be performed in the Gazebo and a "Pie Walk" will be among the games.