I was away for a little bit, but now I'm back! And where did I go? Well...I went for a walk in the woods...
Moosewood that is. The yearly ritual that started with my great-grandfather. Moosewood is the hunting lodge him and his buddies built way back almost 100 years ago in the Adirondacks. Once a year everyone from my dad's side of the family gathers there to live like they did in the old days and to relax, go swimming, hiking, shoot cans with bb guns, eat lots of junk food or simply just rock on the porch in those old chairs that have beaver teeth marks on them from when they were left out over night.
My sister Sara and I went for a long and wonderful walk almost as soon as we got there. She wanted to test out my camera, so she took lots of pictures of everything and anything.
We found a long horned beetle and had to compare it to my tattoo to make sure it wasn't the bad invasive kind that kills trees...it wasn't. My sister got some beetle tattoos from dontmovewood.com or something like that. Ben got the matching beetle. And no, not real ones tattoos! :)
And I managed to get the camera from her and snap some pretty pictures of my pretty sister.
One of the best parts of Moosewood territory? Mud puddles galore! Frogs love to live there.