Gratitude first, before I talk about close encounters:
November 11th – With much Gratitude to our Veterans!
From the time America won its independence, brave souls have stood to protect the freedom we hold dear. Thank you – all of you – for your dedication and sacrifice for this great nation.
With personal gratitude to my father (USAF – Korean War), my husband (ARMY – Persian Gulf War, OIF), my son Brandon, and my daughter-in-love Becky (both Marines – OIF) for their service to our country.
Thinking of, and praying for, the soldiers of our Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade – and all of our brave warriors on foreign lands.
Flag Flying over Denali (Mt McKinley)
We had a moose encounter today. Look at the photos and read the captions. It was awesome! (I’m sorry I’m posting in full size – that’s the only way you can follow the story easily)
I was working on photos, standing at the kitchen counter. Steve came into the kitchen to get a glass of water. For some reason I said something about a moose, while taping a package. I raised my eyes to look at Steve as he responded, and saw a moose in our yard, just out the kitchen window.
“Hey look! Another one!”
“No, it’s MINE!”
Someone’s looking out the window at me…
“Forget the window, I found a salad!”
“Find your own salad!”
“WOW! I hit the jackpot!”
“Daddy, please let me out to get them!”
“Let’s see if the deck holds me!” (Excuse the towel hanging out of the door – we’ve got to get some weather stripping to fill a gap. The towel is keeping the cold out temporarily)
“It’s much easier to eat the potted plants from this level”
“WOW! Look at that HUGE glass window!!”
“HELL-OOOOO!!!! Anybody home???!”
“I see you in there. You can’t hide!!”
“Come out and play”
“I’m glad you’re finally sharing”
“I’m full. I need a nap”
“This is a good spot”
They napped until the moon came up (they’re walking away bottom of photo), and then went off to find something else to eat.
They spent 3 hours at our house. They arrived at 3pm, Steve left for work at 4pm, and they stayed with me until nearly six. What a real treat!