For 3 years I had an orange cat named Bob. Bob had come from an unfortunate background but he flourished here and was entertaining company. Sometimes the Warner’s big cat from just down the road, also orange and fluffy, would stop by to visit and take Bob off for an adventure. I worried but he always came home.
The original Olivia Rodham Memorial Library was the inspiration of Mary Edwards Elliot, my maternal great-grandmother. it was dedicated in memory of her good friend and summertime neighbor, Olivia Rodham, a botanist and teacher at Swarthmore College.
There is a mysterious cluster of building foundations on the Guida family property in the far northwest corner of Nelson. The three foundations are a twenty-minute walk on an old wood road from Buxton’s homestead. It is much more comfortable but no quicker in Al Guida’s ATV.
What was an electrical junction box doing in a early 1800's house? A morning cellar hole outing provides more questions than answers, but that doesn't discourage anyone.
Lake Nubanusit, which wends its way through Nelson and Hancock, is a dazzling place that warms the soul in any season. In warm weather, fishermen are drawn to its trout and small mouth bass; in winter, they walk on the lake and drop their lines through the ice.
I have lived in Nelson for 40 or so years, and during that time had often seen, and occasionally traveled on, Log Cabin Road. Only recently did the question pop into my mind, why is it called that?
In the early morning, when the lake still looks like glass, I grab my camera, my dog and we jump into the canoe. We head toward the island. The hope is to capture the early morning activity of the eagles at Granite lake. In the early spring, only dark fuzz can be seen peeking out from under an adult's wing.
A two-minute video tour (with a music soundtrack) of the abundant waters of Bailey Brook after the mid-July rains.
We watched an adult loon desperately trying to convince its 2 little chicks to follow against the flooding waters, to swim under the road to larger Lake Skatutakee. The adult loon would coral the chicks and then dive against the current and cry its heart out to convince the chicks to follow.
Nelson Hutchins’ vegetable garden is an attention-getter as soon as one turns onto Nelson Road from Old Route 9 (Granite Lake Road). It is arguably the most pristine, well-ordered garden in Nelson