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Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Day at Abbott's Mill Pond

On a particularly warm day in early January, Bob and I discovered Abbott's Mill Nature Center that includes an historic grist mill and is located just across from Abbott's Mill Pond, a short drive away from our home. The nature center offers education classes year-round for kids and grown-ups and short, easy trails through woodlands and meadows. The Mispillion Art League meets there once a week for an informal painting session. The weather was so beautiful Bob had a wonderful time taking photos while I sat on a hillside sketching. The birds and wildlife are plentiful and the atmosphere so serene. It is a really lovely spot and I can see us spending more time there as the weather warms into spring. Here's their website: http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/abbotts/abbotts.html
The Nature Center is open 9-4 Monday-Friday but the trails are open from dawn to dusk.

Here are some of the things that caught Bob's eye:

Abbott's Mill Pond


Abbott's Mill


Rusty Saw Blade up close and personal


Shadows on the Barn


The stream that runs through the woods

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