So I've never seen a crane on a tree, but this morning my world (and my sense of this world) was shaken up once again by good old mutha nature. I was passing the tourist info bureau on the way onto Mount Desert Island when a large crane (heron) flew in front of me, and as I watched it settled in at the top of the tallest tree in the area. Now this really tells me one of two things; I haven't been that observant through my life or the crane in the tree is not a common sight. I thought of webbed feet and the difficulty of hanging on among numerous other things, but managed to grab a number of shots, the best of which I am posting here. I wish I had been able to get a few pictures of it as it started to fly away, but that's almost a complete other story. I would love to know if anyone has seen this sight before, so feel free to comment below. My mantra for this school year is "collaboration" so it all fits!
I was born in Ellsworth and grew up in Winter Harbor, Maine and have lived here most of my life. I received my Bachelor's (1973) and Master's (2005) degrees from the University of Maine. I am a Maine boy through and through.