When we got to Boston on Friday it was raining. As we drove to New Hampshire, it was raining even harder. In the evening, after the wedding rehearsal (which we were not really part of except being asked to take a few pictures) it was drizzling and quite cool. Then for the wedding yesterday, it wasn’t actually raining most of the day but it looked like it was about to all day. This morning, the sky was a beautiful, clear blue, about as lovely as any you’ll see. We drove back in time to go to Dorothy’s church and then spent a little time at Gordon College while Dorothy took care of some business.
We walked across the campus and about a third the way around Coy Pond. The skunk cabbages are in full bloom and the cinnamon ferns (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) are sending up their furry crosiers. I took some picturs of those, of course, but I like these two from the main part of the campus. The first is in front of the Phillips Music Center, looking towards the chapel. The second is of the chapel from across the quad.
When Dorothy was done, she took us to two of her favorite places. First we went to Halibut Point State Park at the northern tip of Cape Ann. Then we drove through Rockport and Gloucester to Rafes Chasm. Both were beautiful and I can understand why she likes them so much. We talked about visiting them during a storm and she said that she and her friend when there during a squall and there were “waves the size of houses.” Sounds wonderful.
We also visited a small graveyard in Beverly, which was pretty in the late afternoon light. A busy day with lots to do and done, but very nice.