The Salamander

Spotted Salamander

I just had to share this incredible salamander that appeared by our front porch. Since we moved to Vermont in June, I’ve been trying to concentrate on all the things that we have here that we didn’t have before. It’s been painful to leave dear friends and family and move to a much quieter place where we knew very few people. God has regularly put things in my path that seem like messages directly from Him, saying, “See? I love you and care about you and know you’ll appreciate this wonder that I have made.” This day I had been bothered by cement trucks in the driveway pouring the foundation for our new garage because they had set support platforms in the garden, very close to one of the bushes there. After they left, here appeared this wonderful Spotted Salamander by the house. I had never seen one like this before and found that indeed it is rare to see them since they spend their adult lives underground. It was 8″ long, an average sized adult and I wonder if all the vibrations from those irritating cement trucks brought him to the surface. In any event, I was blessed to enjoy him for a few moments before letting him go back where he came from. Click on the thumbnail photo to see him in all his spotted glory.


6 Responses to “The Salamander”

  1. 1 Stephanie October 15, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    We’re in PA – taking a break from the drive, and enjoying cell phone reception. It was SOOOOO good to see you guys – thank you so much for sharing your warm, cozy nest with us.
    And good job at your first day as a blogger!
    love you!

  2. 2 lcroswell October 16, 2006 at 12:31 am

    Did you notice I figured out how to get my categories listed and the About Me page to show? Yay! Thanks so much for your help and encouragement!
    Your good friend Lynne

  3. 3 Stephanie October 18, 2006 at 2:39 am

    Yes, I did notice that! And was suitably impressed. Watch out, or I’ll be calling YOU for support! Make sure you let your family and friends know you have a blog. I know they’ll enjoy checking it out!

  4. 4 David October 19, 2006 at 3:29 am

    Hi Mom! This is very exciting! I don’t even have a blog. Amazing!

    Let me know if you require any assistance.

    I’ll be checking often to make sure you are updating regularly.

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