Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bird Watching

 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!

Getting comfortable.

Lunette waving hello!


 Good job Evan!

What's that peeking over the right of the mountains? Hope for a brighter afternoon possibly!


  1. Oh Shannon what a wonderful thing to read while having lunch. I am so excited for Lunette and all of us. Her adventures are our adventures :)

  2. What a fun day! Fantastic pics and what a sweet little boy you have :)

  3. I am so pumped that Evan is also coming to play "son" with me...maybe he will teach me some much needed german ;-)
    Thanks for sharing Shannon, your pictures rock and that sweet and concerned little boy of yours is the sweetest thing since sliced bread! I can hardly wait to get Lunette....and Evan ;-)

  4. Oh, Shannon, what sweet pictures! Someday that charming, concerned and careful little man will be a charming, concerned and careful daddy....thanks for the great pics! (Lunette looks quite smitten!)

    I too love the "common" swallow. Anyone who thinks that they are "common" is just jealous of their ariel acrobatics! ^_^

  5. This is such a sweet entry! Lunette's travels are so special indeed! And Evan is so cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. What a gorgeous spot for a boy and dolly to have an adventure. I am glad Evan was there to look out for Lunette, heaven knows what you would have been up to Shannon if you have gone without him. And don't let him go to Fabs, she won't give him back.

  7. Jenny, please mind your own business...jijijiji...and I too agree that Evan is the safeguard of Lunette...could you imagine the shenanigans of Shannon if she was alone with her...she will strip her right off her clothes and take her for a swim!