There are many, many blurry mystery creatures out there and I’m dreaming of those super extreme zoom lenses to see (and photograph) them in greater detail. Especially of course since we’ve seen whales out there! We have been able to identify some birds from a distance.
A horned grebe. Very proficient diver; watching it reminded me of a mini penguin. Their winter plumage is very different from their summer:
On land, we have been enjoying the snow. Not pictured; downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak! The Spy has been having a great time with his school’s ski club.
And now it is time for…
What is Your Spirit Animal?
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock (5540469i) Golden monkeys at Dalongtan Golden monkeys Research Center in Shennongjia, central China’s Hubei Province Dalongtan Golden monkeys Research Center, Shennongjia, China – 13 Jan 2016
Moving reveals many lessons most involving humility (oh yeah? You think you are organized?) and realizations that you have too many belongings. When it was all said and done (and canoe, houseplants, bikes, rabbits, chickens, etc.) given away to the neighbors, all our earthly possessions fit onto a 26′ truck which Smoochie and the Spy drove across the country towing a car. Baby, Zilla and I flew and our flight was conveniently cancelled the morning of our journey. Fortunately we were comfortable at Zilla’s best friend’s house when informed of this cancellation and decided to take a flight to Boston later in the day.
Uncle Kenny picked us up in Boston
From there just a short drive (less than 2 hours) to our new [rental] home in Maine!
While we were unpacking we spotted this little gardener snake and I thought, YOU have got to be kidding me with the snakes! We are the reptile whisperers, even in Maine! Our first full day we unpacked the truck and went straight to the beach…
50 something degree water; so refreshing!
It is very exciting to be exploring a whole new place!!