Friday, August 15, 2008

Backyard Paradise

We took a nature walk, right out our back door. And it was simply lovely.

We headed out past the pasture

and down the path that leads along the lake.

There are so many wildflowers on this path. I am thankful for each and every one! They blend so beautifully, each one setting off the next color. God must have known the joy they would give to his people, and I am sure he delights in our delight!

Even his big dopey leafy things are gorgeous! (although I am highly allergic to some of them..ick)

Sitting underneath them you can see all of the cool detailed veins.

My sweet husband was right (as he dragged me out of the house on a walk) when he said "Everything looks and smells better after a rain, Honey!"

We walked down the trail toward "The Point" as we call it.

The path splits here. Its silly, but I always think of it as a crossroads. Its a symbol for choices that I make in my life. I walk out here a lot. To go to The Point, we head left from here.

Such pretty pink and purple decorations line the path, and climb right up the tree! It kind of looked like they fell from heaven. Another unexpected treat for us on our walk.

Daddy, daughter, and Dandelion walk up ahead. Look how tall Chena is getting. Wow. And next summer I will say "Look how small Chena was last summer!" and sigh heavily.

These wild geraniums grow like crazy around this old fallen tree. In the fall, I use this backdrop for my children's "school photos" I do each year.

Here we are at The Point, looking back across the lake at our shore line, and our Super Cub floating there.

These wild Alaska roses are so brilliantly pink, they almost look red. And that funny tree moss we always call "moose hair". I used to think that's what it was, when I was a little girl.

I spotted another stunning Alaskan flower. Nine years old and sweet as can be!

Time to head back home.

Back at our side of the lake, Dandelion went for a swim. Poor wet baby.

What a fun walk. Good to just be with my family and pets. Enjoying them. Enjoying God's creation.

We live in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I have often thought about where I would want to live if I could live anywhere. And I honestly think it is right here on Parson's Lake. I love my little spot of earth!


Loquacious said...

You have some of the most breathtaking and astounding views in your neck of the woods! You are SO right- that is the work of God's hands. Just lovely.

And your daughter- wow. She gets prettier every picture I see of her. You must really enjoy her!

Have a great Saturday.

KraftyKerilou said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing all of your surroundings. I think I will do the same thing when fall comes around. I enjoyed seeing all your photos-your daughter and pup are so cute! That moose hair is gross!

Lorri said...

Great photos!

Hope you don't mind, I quoted you on my blog today and linked to your's. It's the rotten bananas post and I thought it was brillant!

Love, Lorri Steer

Anonymous said...

WoW!!! You truly live in the most beautiful place in the world!!I would give anything to live in
Alaska(except my family, and that is why I am here in California). I have seen your blog thanks to Lorri in Colorado. Thank-you for sharing a peek into your beautiful life! julie gilmore

tanyBUG said...

wow you are very lucky to have all of this right in your own backyard!

Lesa said...

Looks awesome! I would love to take a walk there.

Lori said...

So pretty. How refreshing. You are very blessed to be surrounded by such beauty!

Francine said...

You live in a BEAUTIFUL place!

Linda said...

Oh, you make me want to hurry up our timetable to get out to Alaska! It won't be for a few more years, but we'll get there! Beautiful nature share!

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It's beautiful! but there's bears...


Anonymous said...

Woa-- I only took a few days off from your blog and look how much I had to catch up on!! I hope the flowers are still that pretty when I visit. Thanks for keeping all of us updated.