We're into our last week up here in Maine.... this time next week we'll be on the road, starting our trek to the Balloon Fiesta in ABQ, New Mexico.
I still have another Sunday to work the Visitor Center... and I'm sure Bill will be hauling a few more loads of fill for the road.
And... I still make my morning rounds of the refuge. Only now it stays dark until nearly 5:30, so visibility, what with the foggy mornings and the dark make photography difficult.
Still..... sometimes I see critters... this morning I was just turning down onto the new road and saw....
Mama Moose and her Calf
They were standing right in the middle of the road... almost right on top of the culvert when I first saw them. You can see the top of the culvert in the lower left of this photo.
I've not had many sightings of baby moose this summer... only 3 or 4 times.... so am delighted when it happens. After taking a few photos... none real clear at that hour.... I backed back onto the main road and changed my morning route.
They proceeded on up the road... looking back to see if I was following.
I wasn't... always feel like it's their territory and I'm an intruder... so I give them all the space they want.
Just as I was driving off, a small black bear ran across the road... but it was far enough ahead of me and he was moving so fast, I never saw him again.
I'm always thrilled when I see critters of any kind so feel like I started out the day just right!
Today... August 27th... would be my Mother's 100th birthday. Even though she's been gone 25 years I am still in awe of her wisdom and of the role model she was... not only for me, but for countless folks (of all ages)... many I never met. I still miss my Ma .... and she's still my hero.
That's All For Today!