COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43996.36

Combating boredom. I’m off to Northern Colorado this afternoon. The log entries may be a bit sporadic this next week as I’ll be hitting the dusty trail for photographs in the Laramie and Medicine Bow mountains of Colorado, possibly the Snowy Mountain range in Wyoming as well. Hunkering down will continue from my cabin in Red Feather Lakes. We’ve upgraded the internet there this year. I’ll have my laptop with me. The question that remains unanswered is “how much time and effort do I plan on spending on the internet?”

Happy thought inventory. While we do have a Roku streaming TV device at the cabin, I hardly ever turn the television on. Today’s happy thought is that I won’t be bombarded with Donald Trump and the news.

My most predominate thought is of taking that first moose photo of the year. One never knows where it will be but when I see that first moose and raise my camera for the first time, I get a warm fuzzy feeling all over my body.

Supply status. No worries

Weed inventory. Freshly stocked for Red Feathers.

Laundry status. All done.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43991.61

Combating boredom. Rainy, cold and windy here today. Not much accomplished in the way of preparing the deck surface for zone 2.

Trudy was due home today but a snow storm in Red Feathers has delayed her return for at least one more day. She did manage a few moose photos. There are at least 3 moose hanging out near the cabin in Red Feathers right now. Today’s photo of our back yard was taken this morning. Snow in June you say. Yes indeed. It’s is Colorado and it is the Rocky Mountains and the cabin is at 8,400 feet altitude, so you get everything that comes with those conditions. Trudy has the distinction of having taken more moose photos than I have this year.

Happy thought inventory. Once Trudy returns home, I hope to take my turn to head to the cabin. It’s difficult for Trudy and I to overnight travel together. Her mother who lives with us is 93 years old and one of us has to be with her to see to her needs. Mom does pretty well, but we wouldn’t dare leave her unattended. A fall or any other incident in our absence could be bad news. Life has responsibilities and we take her welfare as one of our top priorities.

Supply status. No worries

Weed inventory. Plenty.

Laundry status. Three loads done, more towels and sheets to do. In progress.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.

Happy Moose Monday

A new week dawns and Monday is the day I share a moose photo.

Taken in 2017 while on a trip with a couple of friends. I’m guessing they both have this same photo. I always find it startling when I watch a calf nurse on its mother. The calf puts a lot of force on those sucks and the mom always stands there patiently like nothing is happening. When it comes to getting to the good stuff, the calves don’t take no for an answer.