Hi my friends, our youngest daughter has been working in Alaska all summer. Since May she has lived on a glacier 5 days a week and helped to run the Iditarod tours.
She flew home for 3 days before flying off to Thailand for 3 months. I swear this child has gypsy blood in her!
We decided to head into the woods (really the canyon) and go
for a fall hike.
It was a beautiful day, perfect for hiking and we saw early
signs of fall.
Isn't that sunshine gorgeous streaming down onto the trail?
I'm always keeping my eyes out for wonderful things for vignettes along the way.
Kylee dubbed this as the V tree.
I get so excited over the glorious things in nature. I'm like a kid in a candy store!
I love the sound of running water and moss. Oh boy, do I ever love moss!
Look at this. Do you know what it is? We are almost positive it was made by a bear sharpening it's claws!
Look at this mama bear who stopped to scratch her back. :)
We turned around after a while because we had lots to do before she flew out in the morning.
It was such an enjoyable 3 mile hike.
I didn't even notice hubby was hiding behind the sign.
What a jokester!!
These two have so much fun teasing each other. Here dad is chasing her with stinging nettle. We all had a battle of throwing the hard center of spent flowers at each other.
It made me laugh when I spied the remnants of the battle on hubbies hat.
Like most people we always hope to capture life along the trail.
Saw a deer, missed that photo. Saw a squirrel, missed that photo, saw a blue jay, missed that photo. But I did manage to
get these two.
and Woody the Woodpecker.
It's amazing how getting out and enjoying nature and God's creations makes you feel so alive!
We spied this hat someone had abandoned in the lot where we parked our car.
I think it has seen better days. lol!
Happy trails to you!!