Dear Friends of Asto Wamah, Well, February may be the shortest month of the year, but to me it seemed to have lasted way too long. I do not ever remember so much snow. In addition to the snow, the lake is covered with more than two feet of ice. I look forward to both the ice and snow melting and the arrival of buds on the trees and the singing of birds. Mother Nature certainly has a way of getting our attention.
The photo for this month was taken from the lake, about half way to Frog Island. I wanted you to get an idea of the expanse of the whiteness. It is really very beautiful.
Brochures were sent in early February and the forms have steadily been arriving. Our mail has been somewhat disrupted since the mailbox at the end of the camp road was knocked off its post during the plowing of the first storm. We still get our mail, just not as easily as before. There are still openings in all sessions so if you have friends or neighbors who may be interested, please reassure them that there is room. We’d love to have them.
Despite the cold and snow, we are excited to be gearing up for our 106th season. Staff is falling into place with a large number of exceptional returnees. Supplies for the field, waterfront and archery are being ordered and arriving. Deb will soon be deciding on the materials needed for arts and crafts. The arrival of day light savings time this weekend is another reminder that summer is not far off.
Hope you have been well and are looking forward to your time at Asto Wamah this summer!