Yesterday I was sitting here at my desk when I noticed a movement outside my window. I peered through the curtain to see what it was.
When I last checked in with you all, we were in Oregon, and our next stop, was the magnificent Great Redwood forest. That morning we got up and headed through Grant’s Pass, Oregon – a lovely little town, and headed South and West.
Holey Socks! When we came up here three years ago, this leg of the trip we saw more wildlife than any other part – and let me say, it was a repeat performance. Just outside of town, we passed this sign. 10 minutes later, we saw a couple wild horses. Wild horses and…what is that…
Today I was running a couple errands, and saw an eagle sitting in a tree next to the river. It was snowing like crazy (still is as I write this) but I had to snap a few photos anyways.
Yesterday morning, the mother and young bull returned to our back yard. But those weren’t our only visitors yesterday. In the afternoon, my neighbor called over to us, and brought this one to our attention.
Last week I shared some photos of a moose in our back yard. Well, the very next day, there was not only a moose out there, but a moose with her yearling baby bull. When I woke up, I looked out the window and there they were, bedded down by the crab apple trees.
Seriously, this is what I love about Alaska. How many places can you look out your window or back door and see these?
Just a gentle reminder…harvesting an animal is not pretty business. If you are weak-stomached, or don’t know where meat comes from, this is your final warning to skip this post. ~ end public service announcement ~
Over the weekend, my husband and sons and I, headed out to Fort Greely…around a hundred miles south of where we live, to go on a hunting trip. It was opening day of the general season for moose here in Alaska. We saw lots of them, too!
The first night that we were down in Valdez, after I saw that amazing mama bear and her 4 cubs…and while the menfolk were doing their first stint of salmon fishing, I kept seeing these strange shapes out in the water. I could tell they were some kind of animal because they were moving, but…