South Fork Eagle River Trail

South Fork Eagle River Trailhead

South Fork Eagle River Trailhead

Even though we had a pretty gloomy 4th of July holiday weekend last week, It was still decent enough to venture out into the wilderness for a nice long hike.

The South Fork Trail in Eagle River is a fairly easy, and relatively level, trail that winds through some very beautiful alpine and mountain scenery. Wildflowers were everywhere the eye could see, and the teal color and gently flowing waters of the south fork of Eagle River was so lovely.

There were many other hikers on the trail that day, so I wasn’t really worried about running into a bear – although I did find myself scanning the area frequently, so as not to have any surprise encounters. I did see quite a few moose though, including a mamma moose with a calf. The photo I took of them, seen below, was taken from a long distance away. You’ll find yourself in big trouble if you get between a mamma moose and her calf, so I always treat them with respect and give them a wide berth, when at all possible.

Sorry some of the photos are a little dark, but as I mentioned, it was a pretty gloomy day. As is typical on many of my hikes though, the sun started to emerge just as I was returning to the trailhead. (Note: you can click on any picture to view a larger version)

~Enjoy~
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Wordless Wednesday: Munching Moose

More Wordless Wednesday here.

~Enjoy~

Moose Sighting

Kitty looking at Moose

Kitty looking at Moose

I was sitting at my computer, doing a little browsing on the internet, when suddenly I noticed that my kitty was staring intently at something out the living room window. As I went to investigate, I found that she was staring at a Moose that was nibbling on a tree in the front yard.

I quickly grabbed my camera and first took a picture of my kitty staring through the window at the Moose, then I went outside on the deck and snapped a few more pictures of the munching Moose.

~Enjoy~

Moose nibbling tree

Moose nibbling tree

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of you a very happy and safe holiday season!!

~Enjoy~

Moose with Hitchhiker

Moose
Look what was in my driveway when I arrived home from work today.

Moose
I think he looks happy to see me, or maybe he’s just happy because he found a delicious tree to nibble on.

Moose
Look, he’s got a little hitchhiker on his back.

Moose
He sure is a big moose!

Moose
And he sure does like our trees!

Moose
I went up on the deck to get some overhead shots.

Moose
I think he knew I was up there.

Moose
Hey!! Is he sticking his tongue out at me?? I guess he didn’t like getting his picture taken. 🙂

Autumn Scenes – Part 1

Park bench and Autumn colors

Park bench and Autumn colors

Ducks on the lake

Ducks on the lake

Alaska Moose

Alaska Moose

Moose munching grass

Moose munching grass

Autumn colors and mountain

Autumn colors and mountain

~Enjoy~

Moose… not Mousse

Hi everyone! I thought I would share some pictures with you of a visitor that I had earlier this week.
Alaska Moose

Isn’t he a big boy?
Alaska Moose

I just love seeing Moose with full racks of antlers! They look so imposing – don’t they? 🙂
Alaska Moose



On an entirely different note…I want to let my readers and fellow bloggers know that I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a bit. Don’t worry…there are no health issues, problems, or crisis going on in my life that I need to attend to. I’m just taking a break for awhile.

I’ll be back soon with more recipes and pictures to share. I really hope to see you all when I return!



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