Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All the photos from our epic weekend adventure!!

Last weekend, DL and I hiked to Tolovana Hot Springs. The hike is pretty brutal, especially with a full pack--ten miles total, and starting at 2000 feet, dropping to 850, climbing again to 2120, and finally descending to the hot springs, at 1000 feet. We had a pleasant and relaxing weekend, sleeping in, soaking in the hot springs while enjoying meteors and the aurora, taking silent walks through the woods, and enjoying clear views to Minto Flats and the Alaska Range.

Here are photos is the one photo we took:


DOGGY CUDDLES!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mystery for you people

As far as google and I know, spiders cannot shoot web filaments.

And yet, this occurred this morning chez moi:


Can any of my nine loyal readers explain?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Finally on the trails!

There is not enough snow to ski, but it's frozen enough to cross Rosie Creek and let the dogs run leash-free!


Happy Starbuckerooooooooo!


And the genteel old ladies explore the forest:


Lowbush cranberries, once frozen and thawed, explode when critters eat them!


Huge moosey-tracks!


The ridgetop! We had not seen this since last spring!


In other news, Starbuck has gone full-on couchal:


She has even selected a pillow for herself, just like the gracious ladies do:


And she snuggles with me!


And she snuggles with DL!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Punctuation matters



When DL and I acquire a shower one day, I'm going to put a sign like this outside whenever he's in it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

And winter gently exhaled...

Winter finally occurred last weekend, with two dumps of several inches each of snow. The first occurred when we were right around 32F/0C, making for wet snow and hard work! Like splitting and stacking firewood, shoveling snow goes much faster now that I've added a bipedal fuzzy thing to my collection!





"Whatcha doing down there?"


"What are yoooooo doing up there?"


Good thing we have fuzzy beasts to cuddle with!


The gracious ladies know how to take up the whole couch!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Here is a picture for you



You're welcome. All rightee. Back to my annual report!