Waldo News

By Carolyn Zachary | Aug 04, 2017

By Tom Seymour

August 4, 2017

194 East Waldo Road

Waldo, ME 04915

(207) 338-974

tomgseymour@gmail.com

Waldo Town News

Jeanne McIntyre writes with exciting news about a Waldo resident. Colin Donovan, former Republican Journal intern, was named to the University of Southern Maine’s dean’s list for the spring, 2017 semester. Colin is a member of the USM Class of 2019 and is an honors history major with a minor in cyber security. Colin was a member of the Mount View High School Class of 2015. Congratulations, Colin.

Next, the mowing machine has begun trimming Waldo roads. This late-July, early-August trimming takes weeds at their apex of growth, which makes for greatly increased visibility for motorists.

In the Garden

It’s that time of year when gardeners look for willing friends and neighbors to make use of excess produce. Most everything, with the exception of tomatoes and sweet corn, is ripe and ready for picking. Living is good in rural Waldo, Maine, in August.

I like to sit outside by my garden in the still of late afternoon and play mandolin, guitar and Uilleann pipes. It’s a special, relaxing time for me and something to remember later, when snow flies and temperatures hang in the single digits.

Lightning Watch

Thunderstorms are a fact of life in summer. The old admonition that if you can hear thunder you are in danger of being struck by lightning remains as true as ever. But from the safety of a house or motor vehicle, it is possible to predict whether or not an approaching storm will reach you.

Lightning in the west or northwest is usually part of a storm that will reach you, while storms to the south and east usually go past.

Perchin’ Prediction

This week will not exactly see red-hot freshwater fishing but saltwater species continue to bite. One local lobsterman told me that the bay was full of mackerel. And who should know this better than someone who spends every day on the water?

Weekly Quote

“The moor-cock springs on whirring wings

Among the blooming heather;

Come, let us stray our gladsome way

And view the charms of nature

The rustling corn; the fruited thorn,

And every happy creature.” — Robert Burns

 

 

 

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