(Don't panic, I'm not going to go through each and every day of our vacation...just certain ones.)
Waking up in Maine is a wonderful thing. The air is clean and smells like Christmas. Loons call from out on the lake and little red squirrels chatter from the tree branches. Waking up in Maine holds the promise of adventure...
As it happens, on our first morning we had a little mini-adventure helping our hostess get a couple of little brown bats off her front porch.
Go away, you bother me.
You scared the pee out of me!
I'm gonna rest here a while and then I'm gonna fly away.
While we were taking care of bat removal outside drama was unfolding indoors.
Travis, the 18 pound cat, met Minnie, the 1.6 pound "dog." Travis was not amused. (The "dog" belongs to my sister-in-law who was traveling with us.)
After breakfast Treebeard and I set out for a nice long walk. That's another great thing about Maine, it's full of places to take nice long walks.
A nearby logging road provided a trail for us to explore. It was full of Maine-ish things like moose tracks and raspberry brambles.
We found that if you look closely, you can actually find the occassional reptile in Maine. We had to look really closely to see this little fellow.
A ringneck snake. (Only the second species of snake we've observed in Maine.) My pocket knife is really, really small but it looked huge next to the snake.
We were surprised by the number of amphibians we saw this trip.
Sure, it's just a puddle in the road...
But it had at least a dozen of these frogs in it! They appeared to be bullfrogs.
(Oh, come on. You knew I'd find frogs, didn't you?)