Monday, July 26, 2010

Blending In With Nature

Just before sunset last evening as we sat on a bench at the Village Green in Sorrento, we almost failed to notice we were not alone.

I was so happy he stuck around long enough for me to capture a shot of him in his natural environment.

Today we packed a picnic lunch and headed out in search of a quiet spot to once again commune with nature. It's always a good idea to pack a little snack to tide you over.

Just in case it takes a while to unpack the picnic basket and get things set up.

And it's always a nice gesture to share.

In case you notice any peanut lovers nearby.

Like, really nearby.

Just in case.


Anonymous said...

He's adorable...well, both of them are, the man and his little squirrel friend.


Kelly said...

What a nice way to spend the afternoon. With friends.

Anonymous said...

What a relaxing evening ~ always enjoy your posts. :-)

Julie said...

You have done it again. You are living proof that having your camera on your self gives opportunity to take gorgeous and inspiring pictures of life and all its beauty. I love to see your photos. Henri is so cooperative with you too as well as those cute little furry creatures...
Mr. Squirrel probably climbed back up the tree and told everybody he was famous...
Thanks for a neat and lovely post.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Aww, what cute little fellas. And great shot of the heron. Looks like delightful times.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh my goodness-I struck GOLD today when I found your blog, er uh, stumbled in a very lucky stumble.

I'll go back and read older posts now. We are Maine lovers too and are here from May until almost November. I cry when we arrive, I cry when we leave. Last night when the moon rose over the Pemaquid Peninsula, what else?, I cried. I am so happy here and so happy to find you.

I'm signing on as a follower NOW, so I don't lose you in the vast sea of bloggers.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

hometown girl said...

that is too darn cute! i love peanuts by the way :) the scenery where you are is just beautiful!! have a super week!! susan

Privet and Holly said...

Your pictures
always leaving me
wanting more, Lili!
I love squirrels
and used to collect
them : ) For some
reason they are a
rodent that I find
very appealing! Your
heron is also a beaut!
And your man....well,
he's your Mr. Darcy,
right??! xx Suzanne

Carla said...

I found your wonderful blog today, linking from Saron Lovejoy's. I really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful photos. I will be back often.

From a west coast gal,

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

The last shot is soooo great!!!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...what a beautiful place...that first picture is amazing and the squirrel is too cute!

vicki said...

Lili - this is just adorable! Love these photos and that little squirrel! (Is that a new shirt that Henri is wearing?!!)

Looks like a fun afternoon - so great that you shared the photos with us all. You and Henri always seem to have such a great time together - that is what life is all about!


Marge in Michigan said...

Oh how I'd love to visit Sorrento! I'd probably want to sell out and stay there!

Lovely photos, cute gopher, handsome Henri.

Oliag said...

I love that last shot!

Ro Magnolia said...

Oh what a great picture - a man and his squirrel! Funny thing is that they both have the same expression on their faces. :D

You make me realize how much I miss the east coast. I haven't been there for so long - there's a longing in my soul to see the Atlantic again soon - rugged coast and pebbled beaches, poking along in knee-high rubber boots and smelling the tangy scent of bayberry and sea water. My brother and his family just left for Newfoundland for a month. Oh, that I could have smuggled myself down in their luggage somewhere! I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through your beautiful photographs. :)

MinnieRunner said...

Your photos made me miss picnics. I hope to have one :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Awwww, I'm sure your little friend appreciated it greatly! So cute! :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Maurie Kirschner said...

It's really good to share! Because those little guys are sooo cute, that is until they think they have to pull out all the guns to get what they want! I once had a chipmunk try to take off with a whole can of peanuts while I was out hiking. I had sat the large can of peanuts on the rock, sealed shut, and went for a swim in the lake... only to look back to see my can of nuts being hauled off by one of those cute little buggers!

Country Girl said...

Sweet post!!

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for an unexpected laugh...your last photo just cracked me up..guess squirrels do that to me..wonderful blog too. I have never been to Maine but I feel like I have now.