Hiking Around Little Long Pond

Posted by F&S

While we were in Maine last week, we went for a hike around Little Long Pond, which is just a short distance from quaint Seal Harbor village.  This pond is so peaceful and the view of Acadia National Park in the distance is spectacular.  We Frenchies really like to dive into nature, so to speak.

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Come on, girls!  It's a beautiful day for a hike around Little Long Pond!

1 Come on, girls! It's a beautiful day for a hike around Little Long Pond!

I love going on hikes with Martha in Maine.  I'm so fascinated by all of the flora and fauna, which looks so different than what we see at the farm.

2 I love going on hikes with Martha in Maine. I'm so fascinated by all of the flora and fauna, which looks so different than what we see at the farm.

While it's easy to get excited and want to blaze your own path, it's important to follow the trails.  The trails in Acadia are well-marked for everyone's safety.

3 While it's easy to get excited and want to blaze your own path, it's important to follow the trails. The trails in Acadia are well-marked for everyone's safety.

Sharkey, look at this fascinating patch of moss!  Moss grows in shady, damp areas on rocks and trees.  Did you know that moss has no flowers or seeds and reproduces by spores, like ferns and mushrooms?

4 Sharkey, look at this fascinating patch of moss! Moss grows in shady, damp areas on rocks and trees. Did you know that moss has no flowers or seeds and reproduces by spores, like ferns and mushrooms?

That's fascinating, Francesca!  We also have a lot of moss growing in the woods in Bedford, but it's so interesting to see different varieties in different places.  There are more than 12,000 species!

5 That's fascinating, Francesca! We also have a lot of moss growing in the woods in Bedford, but it's so interesting to see different varieties in different places. There are more than 12,000 species!

G.K., exploring nature can be dirty business!  Nothing a good bath can't cure.

6 G.K., exploring nature can be dirty business! Nothing a good bath can't cure.

I suppose I would have remained clean had I kept on the board walk.

7 I suppose I would have remained clean had I kept on the board walk.

Francesca!  You're going the wrong direction.  Turn around and follow me this way!

8 Francesca! You're going the wrong direction. Turn around and follow me this way!

If those Frenchies want to continue along that trail and get all muddy, they can do it on their own!  I prefer to find a nice spot for reflection.

9 If those Frenchies want to continue along that trail and get all muddy, they can do it on their own! I prefer to find a nice spot for reflection.

Just staring at the pond filled with water lilies is quite inspiring.  No wonder Claude Monet produced a series of 250 gorgeous water lily paintings!

10 Just staring at the pond filled with water lilies is quite inspiring. No wonder Claude Monet produced a series of 250 gorgeous water lily paintings!

Many people confuse water lilies with lotus flowers.  However, the two are not of the same genus and the structures of the flowers are actually very different!

11 Many people confuse water lilies with lotus flowers. However, the two are not of the same genus and the structures of the flowers are actually very different!

If I'm lucky, I might even glimpse a loon or a beaver!  I'll be real quiet and still, like the water, and maybe I'll make some new friends!  Isn't this view magnificent?

12 If I'm lucky, I might even glimpse a loon or a beaver! I'll be real quiet and still, like the water, and maybe I'll make some new friends! Isn't this view magnificent?

Comments (15)

  • ...you three are adventurers..wish I could have been there, I like walks..and I like to get down and dirty and then wash off in the river..except now i have to content myself with my kiddie pool..and share with those goofy chiweenies, at least they didn't wear their life vests!..Must get some sleep, off to the vet today to get my toe-tails trimmed..I will act as naughty as I can!..over and out, Cora-Belle

  • Sharkey! How did you manage to get so dirty?! I would love to see a photo of what you did to get all that mud on you. I hope it was FUN because a bath means the dreaded blow dryer here at my home so getting that dirty would definitely have to be the result of something I found worth facing the horrible dragon AKA hair dryer.

    XOXO
    Poco

  • http://www.amazon.com/City-Dog-Country-Frog-Willems/dp/1423103009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344326478&sr=8-1&keywords=city+dog+country+frog.
    Hi GK, ever read this book? City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Williams. He makes a friend while while waiting out by a pond just like you...:)

  • Keep on beaver and loon alert GK! :)

    Looks like Sharkey really enjoyed the flora, fauna and mud!

    Bath time! :)

    gail

  • Hi everyone,
    What a beautiful place to take a walk. GK, I must say you are maturing into a very handsome Chow Chow. Those pictures of you sitting on the log by the pond are awesome. I hope you stayed clean so you didnt t need a bath. Maine is such a beautiful
    state. I love it there. I can see why the three of you get so excited when you are headed fo Skylands. I bet the three of you have a blast there. I
    I am heading to the deck while it is still cool. I will check back with everyone later
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    What a beautiful place to hike. Sharkey what the hell did you get into? You look like you were rolling in the mud instead of hiking. You should have taken a dip in the pond to get that mud off I'm sure Martha wasn't very happy.

    Mom and I had our coffee on the deck this morning no humidity - beautiful weather. Too bad she has to go to work but someone has to bring home the bacon to support my lifestyle ;)

    F & S let me ask you a question have you ever been allowed in Jude's playroom? Mom was showing me pictures from her magazine and there is SO much stuff in there to play with! I'd love to get my paws on a few of those wood blocks, maybe I'll have to ask for blocks for Christmas :)

    Zoe

  • Good morning GK, Frannie & Sharkey,
    Boy, does that look like fun. I get all covered with seeds when I walk throught the tall weeds. I get a good brushing down b/4 going home. Don't need any extra weeds at home.
    Mimi was watching some ladies swim with their legs in the air. Synchonized swimming, hmmmm. Legs in the air, heads under water...not this guy! LOL
    Lots of new plants and a new maple tree to water today. I'll be supervising, of course.
    Maria, will be checking out that book, sounds very good.
    Have a great day everybody.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Good Morning Girls, and GK,

    You all looked like you had a great time. I live on a lake and it is very active with lots of critters. Still trying to get that beaver :) I tend to get a bit muddy myself but not from hiking......from digging. Yep, I'm still digging. Not as much cause if mom catches me I get the old "ZAP" then I'm done for the day. LOL
    I got into a bit of trouble last night...Abbie was playing volleyball and I kept jumping on her. I just wanted to play but she was yelling saying I was going to pop her volleyball. Mom had to give me a time out. That's ok. I saw the ball in the living room and Abbie is still sleeping :) Maybe I'll go play while she is not around. HAHAHA.

    Well, off to lay on the deck since it is sooooo nice out. Then nap time. Hope everyone has a great day.

    Chloe xx

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well GK you sure do know your way around in Maine. I would have liked to been there too; I love to hike and see so many things. Sitting by a quiet lake, or pond, is something I like to do too. Only problem, I just have to be moving on after about ten minutes; so much to see and so little time. My itch problem is now worse; the new hair coming in is driving me crazy. Daddy will let me scratch a little and then he makes me stop before I do damage to my lovely soft coat of fur. School started today and I was up early with those busses going by; Mommy wasn’t too happy with me. That’s alright, I’ll make up for it by taking an extra long nap. Hehehehehe
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Ladies & G.K. & all my Glue Squad Buddies,
    This looks like a wonderful hike you all had, and down and dirty time too!!! G.K. you take after your father, Maddox, in that you are thinking by the lake.He is a big thinker, and I think you are just like him. You look quite handsome. The education as always girls on the moss is great. Not much moss growing here in my area, it is so dry. Some places in the mountains have it by rivers. I am taking a break today from my studio and cleaning house. A girl has got to do what a girl has got to do. Cora Belle those chiweenies just crack me up. We had a baby pool for our labs. They loved it. The hose was fun too. Zoe, I know where your humidity went--here. It is not just hot, but hot and humid. I don't know how you take it. Oh, and I saw a tv show for the fall called Jersey Girl. It must be about our one and only, Zoe girl, or maybe Rapper "Z." Rebel, no ducks, but did you hear about the doe and buck on our nightcamera? Missy Chow and Chloe, you soon will be giving the next glue squad member (in January) advise on behavior, so get this puppy thing figured out for her. Glad you are back from the abyss Chloe--missed you lots. Dudley and Abby, what are you up to today? And everyone else? Will check back between cleaning. Have a good, cool day.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Hey, F.S.&GK, thanks for taking us along with the 3 of you on that delightful tour around Little Long Pond up there near Martha's great Skylands home! I would love to be able to go with you on tours like that! GK, you look so handsome sitting there enjoying that beautiful pond! Sharkey, you sure got muddy and Franny, if you did, it's hard to tell because of your dark fur! You 3 are the luckiest friends we have!!! How nice to hear from 11 of you this morning and I loved reading all of your comments! Chloe, so glad you are back and sorry to hear about the loss of your 15 year old friend, Kez-my prayers are with him, too! Missy Chow, you continue to have fun and I'm sure you will behave better as you get older! Cora-Belle, sorry to hear about your toenails-sure hope they feel better real soon! Kirby, so sorry that you are getting itchy again-hope you feel better soon! Will check back later to hear from the rest of our great buddies! Hope all of you have a great day and stay safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOX+

  • Hey Sharkey you went for a mud bath and a hike broke out! Kirby sorry to hear about you having problems with your new fur coming in. Hope everyone is having a beautiful day! :smile:

  • ..wow, back from the vet..Lisa, my vet, is so cool..I sat there and let her cut my toenails..and only tried biting James who was holding me, once..then it was just a pretend bite..then the three of us went off for maple bars and mochas..I must rest now and admire my new cut nails..later, Cora-Belle...p.s...the dumb Chiweenies went with us..I am teaching them how to bark at everything ..except they miss a lot because they really can't see out the windows of the truck!

  • What a great place to take a walk! Sharkey you sure looked muddy, at first I thought it was the shadows from trees...but hey you guys are having fun, right!

    I have to make this short I'm cleaning house and it has to be done by the time hubby comes back tomorrow from his golfing getaway. :-)

    Cora Belle, I'm glad you had your toenails done, now you will be happier.

    Kirby, Chloe, Rebel, Missy Chow, Maddox, Dudley, Abby and Poco...and all the rest I forgot in the Glue Squad, have a great evening.

    Kitty is laying on the deck, on her back with her hind legs spread and her front paws in the air...she's so funny, guess this is how she cools off....she could come in to an air conditioned house ;-)
    till the next time!
    Hugs to all,

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

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