Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday Evening Visitor

Last evening Rick and I were sitting at the table by the window eating our dinner. We had just finished up and were still sitting there chatting. I got up to do something and Rick said “Lynne, look, a moose!”

Sure enough, there he was—a beautiful bull moose not 30 feet from our window, standing in our meadow. He was such a dark brown that he was almost black.

He just stood there, posed in the same position for at least five minutes. He seemed to be listening to something. He is obviously just a youngster judging by his rack. But, youngster or not, he was still huge! It was such a thrill to see him. That is the closest we have even seen one. Like the doe the other morning, he was in no hurry to leave and seemed right at home.

Earlier in the day Rick and I took a walk around. He took the chain saw to clear our trail of trees that had fallen since we were here last.

Since we have so many beetle-kill pines on our land, there are always some that succumb to the wind. Some fall in interesting positions.

I am used to the pines falling, but when one of our big old aspens topple it’s much sadder.

Early this afternoon we visited our friend Donna. You might remember that her husband, Larry, passed away in July. It was bittersweet to see her and reminisce about Larry. We all miss him—he was a great man with a big heart who was always willing to help anyone out. It’s sad to think about neither one of them living up here anymore since Donna is selling the house and moving to Cheyenne where most of her family live.

I have more to say but none of it fits in to this blog post. Another day, another post!

Posted using BlogPress from my iPad at the cabin 8,650 feet above sea level


Have only seen a moose once - in Glacier National Park, I think.  They are so impressive!  Very cool.

I love the moose. They look so stately!

Wow, that moose is incredible! I’ve never seen a moose. (Maybe I’ve seen one in a zoo, but that doesn’t count). Funny how he stood in that same pose. I wonder if he was sniffing and/or hearing you and/or the dogs?

YEY a moose !! Great photo of an amazing creature : ) Looks like you guys are having an excellent time!

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