Friday, July 20, 2012

Excuses, Excuses

I've been out of town for a week, but I'm back and ready to . . . not blog. Summers are short in Alaska, and I can't bring myself to sit down at the computer when there's so much to be done outside. We've only got another month of decent weather to enjoy, and I want to take full advantage of the warmth and daylight. So the girls, dogs, and I are spending most of our time outdoors.

Yesterday, a beautiful shiny-coated moose yearling was hanging out in the woods behind our house. I raced inside to grab my camera, thinking I could post a wildlife photo on my neglected blog, but by the time I got back outside, the skinny-legged twig-eater was gone. Usually I at least can capture a shot of a moose's heinie in the distance, but this guy had completely vanished.

So here's a photo of my desk instead.





Now you know the real reason I stay outside.




Dinner last night: chicken pot pie

Exactly two years ago:

Exactly three years ago:



4 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Being on vacation and not having internet made me realize that I spend way to much time inside. I am actually having a hard time wanting to write posts. I liked the freedom. Please enjoy your weather and we will all be here when you get back. Life is too short not to enjoy these moments!

Michele said...

Then I guess we'll see you when the snow falls! Soak it in and enjoy every minute!

Katherine said...

I think that's the first time I've seen that you've referred to a moose as beautiful. Summer is doing strange things to you...

Karen Peterson said...

Hey!! How did you get that picture of my desk??

I wish I could run outside, too...But no. I have to stare at this. Every single day.