Filled With Wonder

It’s deer season in our neck of the woods. Normally around here that means stores have Christmas open houses so wives can shop while husbands hunt.

My husband loves the smell of fall, going to the cabin, and spending the days milling about the trees and hills. While he’s gone, Little Bit and get some play time.

To kick it off, we went to the Wonders of Wildlife Museum a few towns over.

What a glorious place! On the outside it just looks like an ordinary building. Inside, it’s where ocean meets land, and everything in between. Extraordinary is the only thought that comes to mind to describe it. It’s part aquarium, part history museum.

You wouldn’t believe all the animals are in there. We saw tropical fish, seahorses, beavers, alligators, an octopus, sharks, fresh water fish, owls, and more.

It is absolutely breathtaking and amazing. There are jellyfish, sea rays, and grouper 4 feet long. We learned that iguana eat bananas. We had so much fun.

Day turned to evening and after we stopped and ate supper, we went home to play our new Shark Monopoly game we got at the gift shop.

What an awesome day. I am so thankful for the memories we made and the simple reminder that life really is filled with wonder.

An Eagle

Last Thursday, with frost pending the next morning, Little Bit and I decided to spend the last warm day taking a drive. 

Our beloved gravel road welcomed us and for some reason, it seemed a little more expansive than usual.


A half a mile later, we spotted this sweet soul enjoying a cool down from the day’s heat. 

As soon as we got to the river, I parked and got out to take some pictures. The scene was stunning. The blue of the sky and the  leaves floating by, nearly took my breath.

However, the real surprise came when I decided to video the wind’s soothing song. That’s when something glided into my view. It took a second for it to register what I was seeing: 

  • elegant entrance
  • white tail
  • a black body 
  • Oh my gosh, is that a white head? 

Wow! Talk about a treat! I almost fell over when I realized that it truly was an eagle. 

(If you zoom into the video a little bit, you can see him come in from the top left, head towards the middle of the water, then come up and land in a tree, downstream on the left.) 

Double Sunset

Saturday night at the woods cabin I walked down to a spot we call the point. There’s a clearing in the trees and a view that never ends. 

Little Bit and my husband were busy, so I ventured down there alone. Oh my, was I in for a treat! Not only was it beautifully serene, there was a bank of clouds just over the hills, which gifted me with a double sunset. 


Fall

For the past few days, we’ve been at the cabin in the woods. Saturday night, we got to hear rain on the tin roof as a cold front brought in a storm. 

Yesterday, we took a drive through old windy logging roads and stumbled upon this beautiful red maple. 

Hats off to the forest who definitely knows how to put on a show, in this lovely season we call fall.