Monday, September 27, 2010

Maine Pictures

Here are a bunch of pictures from our weekend trip to Maine. We walked the dogs all over the farm. They had so much fun exploring. They got to smell and see turkeys.

They had a very close encounter with a porcupine! We are very lucky they did not get stuck with quills. I shouted "No!" at them SO loudly and they listened and backed away from the porcupine. I was so glad we did not have to spend the weekend pulling quills out of the dogs!

There was mud to play in.

There are lots of interesting things to see in the woods. There is a face in this tree. Do you see it? A pileated woodpecker made holes that look like eyes and a mouth!

This big rock has iron wedges stuck in it from long ago. Someone broke off part of the rock and then didn't finish breaking this part. I wonder what happened? Perhaps they had a heart attack from the hard work?!

Here is a close up of the iron wedges.

Here is the end of the stonewall at the 'crossroads'. The right side of the stone wall is the old lane. The left side used to be a field.

This is a ghost tree! Do you see where the rocks were arranged around the base of a tree at one time to get them out of the field? The tree is long gone, but you can tell it used to be there.

There is some amazing moss and lichen in the woods.

The rest of the pictures can be seen in an album: click here.


2paw said...

What a fabulous place to visit, all that mud!!! Do porcupines 'shoot' their quills out at you?? Our echidnas are nocturnal and shy so you rarely see one in the day time.
It must be perfect a moss climate!!

knitseashore said...

The land is so beautiful. So much open space and peaceful scenes everywhere you look. I hope you all had a good time.