GOLDENROD beginning to color up. I spent about two hours at the Sand Beach swimming and reading this afternoon. It’s a very peaceful spot. Got rained on during my walk tonight. It’s 1 and 1/4 miles from my house up the Den Trees Trail to the Hires Trail and back to the house by way of Lichen Rock, the upper Brook Trail, and road. I’m noticing lots of INDIAN PIPES in the woods, one bed just down the hill from the big oak toward the top of the Den Trees Trail and another in the hemlock woods by the Observation Pool.