Today we had the annual “cemetery meeting”, where my family discusses the up keep of a community cemetery in my mom’s hometown. Of course on the way home we stopped at a few of our favorite spots . . . a pasture on the family farm and pond in Dresden. While we saw no new “First of the Year ” birds . . . but lots of great views and photos, highlighted by a flock of Cedar Waxwings in Dresden.
The Maine State Bird . . . the Black Fly was out in force. Ingrid got driven back to the car on both visits. I of course am much tougher . . . and stood up to the insect on-slaughter for at least an extra minute.