Adventures will happen, with or without the sunshine!
No longer wanting to wait for the sun to arrive; Evan, Lunnette and I headed down to the bird refuge to see if we could spy any of the many birds who are arriving back from their warmer weather vacations.
Alaska is just now leaving behind a long winter, and although most of our state is still covered in a brown blanket (white still for some places), we are slowly seeing a few signs of Spring popping up here and there.
The birds returning is a welcomed sight, a symbol that summer is right around the corner...finally!
Lunette comparing her own hands to a paw print of a bear. Don't worry, the bear who made this print was nowhere in sight.
It seems that the Swallows have taken over at the refuge right now, busily staking claim to the nest boxes provided at the refuge.
Some may be unimpressed by the "common" Swallow as we heard from a few visitors that day, but I love them! Swift, agile and they proudly flash feathers in one of my favorite colors.
Lunette needed some help from Evan so she could see the birds too.
Evan was very concerned with Lunette's safety and well being and he honestly didn't trust that I could keep her safe at the refuge. This surprised me because I haven't seen him show so much concern for his own toys in the past, but he obviously can tell she is special and "mom, she belongs to someone!" I was able to snap a few shots of Lunette alone, but this upset Evan greatly. He said "mom, what if she falls?!" and I assured him that I would run right down and scoop her up immediately if that were to happen, but I am being very careful. "But what if she lands in some water down there?!" "you'd better just keep her in the bag" as he pushed her back into my tote, down real deep too "so she won't fall out, mom".
I explained to him that Lunette is supposed to be taken out and having grand adventures with us while she is here and there are a lot of other families after us that she will visit too who will also be taking her out for adventures."Well, at least let me hold her for the pictures...just in case a bird knocks her down or somethin". Great!
Lunette waving hello!
Good job Evan!
What's that peeking over the right of the mountains? Hope for a brighter afternoon possibly!