Over at Goose Rocks Beach, I was trying to figure out what I was looking at in the distance. Turns out they're called Surf Scoters! Stop by my Shells and Roses blog to see what other sitings were at the beach today.
Early this morning I spotted a baby red squirrel near their cage that is out in the backyard (they didn't sleep in it last night). I was so relieved they survived their first night on their own.
We're following Lisa's instructions about how to return them to nature and hopefully their squirrel instincts will take over. Today they were here, there and everywhere and I was a bit nervous that they would run up my leg.
One of them was looking in the screen door of my studio and climbed right to the top and jumped into an empty hanging flower basket.
They are very trusting of people and probably animals and must learn to protect themselves from the dangers in nature. So we are trying to distance ourselves and make clanging sounds if they should approach us.
Lisa's holding one of the baby red squirrels who had climbed up onto her shoulder. She raised them and they seem to think of her as mom.
Since it looks like a stretch of some sunny weather, today was the day Lisa chose to release the 2 baby red squirrels that she had so kindly taken in and nurtured when they were separated from their mom when only several days old. Lisa is a guardian angel to abandoned, lost or injured wildlife. It was amazing to see them as they stepped out of their cage for the first time. We hope they will be safe and meet up with other red squirrels to learn the ways of survival and keep warm this fall and winter.
The baby red squirrel is about to climb on Lisa.... as they raced around the yard they would suddenly leap onto us.
I was trying to post this on Monday as the clock was approaching midnight, and then I missed it by 3 minutes!
Our house is full of baskets and cats who happen to love baskets as much as I do!
Love visiting the sparrows at the bakery. We stopped briefly for hot chocolate (on Monday afternoon) just before heading over to the beach to check out the surf. The waves were hitting the seawall and had thrown smaller rocks up into the road. Surfers were in their glory, and our walk was very invigorating and wet as a wave caught D!
This morning as I was about to post here, Brody, our "Ginger" cat pulled up a chair beside my computer in the house. He was ready for his photo shoot!
The three cats who live at Maine Memories all have their own abodes, so to speak. Ellie May, the artist cat, resides in the art studio/gallery in the garden beside the main house. She used to have her own gallery near the sea but now she and N share the little studio that D built, just a few miles up the river from the quaint seacoast tourist town.
Polly, the computer cat, lives downstairs in the house, while Brody has his apartment upstairs. When Brody was adopted from the Shelter about 4 years ago and met Polly who is 10 years his senior, we thought he was admiring her. He always tried to sit within view of her and we thought he was gazing at her with adoring eyes. What we didn't realize was he was stalking her, waiting for her to move so he could chase her. Needless to say, she was terrified of him and after being ambushed a few times, she was reluctant to leave the safety of her basket. That's when they became the upstairs/downstairs cats. They can be in the same room as long as Polly doesn't leave her basket for as soon as she is up and about she becomes something to chase in Brody's eyes. Dave made screen doors inside the house to keep them apart when they are on the same level and can't be chaperoned! I know of people who have many pets that all get along. I am thinking of We Three Cats in Wales. They are amazing! If you have multiple pets, how do they get along?
This adorable dog greeted us from the window of his parked car as we pulled in beside him ina parking lot at the Bakery this afternoon.
As I was walking by Polly late this afternoon I suddenly stopped in my tracks...it was magic light time and Polly was bathed in golden sunlight. A favorite time of the day.
Ellie May, the artist cat, has decided that since N seems to be capable of working on the Shells and Roses Blog, it's time to begin another blog to focus on our furry and feathered friends and family. So far, Ellie May has given the paw of approval for N's artwork in the banner title.
Now it's time to introduce, Polly, Ellie May's daughter.
Polly has the largest green eyes! She is the subject of many of N's cat paintings and she also is fond of helping her Computer Tutor Dad work on his computer.
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.