Early in May my mother came to visit me so I could drive her to New Hampshire to visit a friend she met on the train over 6 years ago! Train people are their own culture. People who love trains love the whole train experience. I went on the train once with my mother from Connecticut to Florida in 2003. My mother always gets a sleeper car which also include all of your meals. We had a good time but I soon found myself wanting to stand on solid ground! Some people like the rocking motion of a train. Me? I need a break! Anyways, I am always game to visit a new place and see new things and look for new birds. So off we went on May 6 in search of adventure! It probably took us about 2 hours to drive to Harrisville, but the scenery was pretty most of the way and the little town of Harrisville was absolutely delightful!
As we drive up the Main Street we pass the 1830 Bethuel Harris Mill building which houses Harrisville Designs.
Inside the store of Harrisville Designs
Colorful display in Harrisville Designs
As we toured the store we were told that they hold weaving classes upstairs in the building. One was going on now and we were invited to step upstairs and see for ourselves.
People travel from all over to take these classes. To open the door and enter was like stepping into another world. There was no TV or music playing, just the soft sound of voices and weaving and learning. It was a tranquil world unto itself. I am told that if you take a class here, they also have affordable accommodations nearby.
Mom is all smiles as we leave the mill store and head for the Harrisville General Store where we are to meet her friend.
Birds Seen in Harrisville, NH:
Location: Harrisville, NH
Observation date: 5/6/11
Notes: Counted birds along the main street and down through the town near the pond throughout the day while visiting a friend. Sunny, breezy, warm. Mid 60's.
Number of species: 14
Turkey Vulture 4
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 5
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 20
American Goldfinch 5
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)