Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Moose


Today was an exciting day!
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Yes, that is a young moose....
probably a male yearling...
swimming down the middle of the lake.


Although moose sightings are not unusual in the Adirondacks...
...this is the first time I have seen one here.

...and to think
he is swimming just off our little beach!


He turned around here and changed direction as a pontoon boat coming down the lake spooked him.

It was truly a thrill to see this huge and beautiful creature.


Autumn is such a quiet and peaceful time in the mountains.
I am so grateful to be able to be here with Dad and Mr. Flea.


Tomorrow I am headed off to
 with lots of goodies for my little booth.
 Looking forward to decorating with a fall and Halloween theme.

If you are in the area...
stop by...
and prepare to be scared!
:)

41 comments:

Carol said...

What a beautiful sight. Thank you for sharing.

Smiles,

Carol

debi said...

Oh, how wonderful! Your photos are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

SueBee said...

Wow Laura! What a wonderful sight. And a beautiful place..

Brocantess said...

Amazing sight. Congratulations on the booth!
Come register for a batch of ephemera....I have entirely too much to take to France with me :)

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

That is just so cool!

oldgreymare said...

If you give a moose a muffin.... Sorry first thing I thought of...too many readings of it I suppose.
Seeing that is soooo cool. I would have had to follow it to see it exit the water? Did you?
xx
z

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so cool. I love watching wildlife.

poppilinnstudios said...

Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful place! I love the wilderness.
-Lynn

Elizabeth said...

That is so beautiful. I love seeing wildlife in it's natural habitat.

Your little lake is spectacular.

Bring Pretty Back said...

How absolutely beautiful. How blessed you are to live there.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my! What a beautiful place to be! Your photos are wonderful!

judi said...

the last pic is so serene. makes me want to be there in the midst of a busy week. thanks for sharing the beauty around you.
have a great weekend!

Fork said...

What a fabulous site! I didn't know moose could swim! Thanks for sharing!

manon 21 said...

Incroyable!!!
Belle journée Laura

Manon

Anonymous said...

What an execiting experience seen the moose!! Wow nature can really be amazing! your place by the lake is picturesque!! Thank you for shering! W. the Antiques Lovers

Floss said...

Wow - what a wonderful sight!

Bleudelavande said...

Ooooh it's just amazing!!!!!
I adore the last pictures, I can see the best of the autumn there!!!!!
Have a great time.

Blondie's Journal said...

What perfect pictures, Laura!! This is just awesome! I didn't know they could swim!! lol!

XO,
Jane

Emma Kate said...

How exciting! I've only ever seen the stuffed moose at the Natural History Museum in London and he is BIG! (Unfortunately I read out loud to the children I was with 'this is a mouse' before looking up and realising I'd mis-read the name and I felt quite foolish!)

LaPouyette said...

What a wonderful country side! And to see and 'catch' an Elch (moose) - how exiting. Beautiful pictures, can feel the atmosphere!

Have a lovely day,
karin

lisaroyhandbags said...

We had a moose swim past our dock on the Muskoka river a couple summers ago. They're a lot more pleasant to see in the water than on the highway at night!

Jackie said...

Oh Laura what a treasure! Sometimes, late at night, I hear the owls talking to one another. Of course the coyotes are ever present, and we frequently hear foxes too. I love it, just love it. Thanks for sharing.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

moose are so majestic and elusive. very cool that you got to see one so close!

Sylvia said...

That sure is a sight to behold!

Sylvia

kpaints said...

What a wonderful opportunity...beautiful picture of the lake...stunning (the last one).

An Eye for Detail said...

We used to see these all the time at our place up in Maine: quite a sight! It's when they cross the road in front of the car that you really sit up and take notice!!!

suzi said...

thank you for your beautiful pictures!! We moved to Michigan from Colorado and have been very fortunate to have seen these beasty beauties up close and personal!! I love your blog. thank you..

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

How exciting, Laura! I would have been thrilled with the sighting, as well. Being a southern gal, I've never seen a moose...although, I do get to see deer every day, here on my farm. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

MoonBeam said...

How fun! Perfect photos to enhance my autumn mood, which really doesn't need much help!

I am seeing your blog for the first time...it is beautiful.

I'll be back to study more of your photos when I have more time.

Bobbi

Lisa said...

Ahh...such beautiful soothing photos. I don't get much an Autumn where I am. One day I will wake up and the leaves will be gone and it will be cold. Winter tends to show up in San Antonio without Autumn's warning. So seeing such lovely photos takes me to another place and another time :)

Carol said...

How neat is that! We went to Alaska this summer, saw a bear and seals; but I had to see your posting to see a moose.

north pal said...

COOL! Bestest,Denise

LizlovesVintage said...

Wow, you must have been excited! Glad you were able to capture that moment. Good luck at your booth. Sell, Sell :)
xxx Liz

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Laura I do believe I've never seen a moose before!! fabulous... and fabulous is that last shot!! so peaceful.. wish I were there and wish I was joining you at your fair and booth

Have a great time.. ciao xxx Julie

Ranger 911 said...

I remember watching a moose in our neighbor's yard when I was growing up. The house was a one level rambler, and the moose was almost as tall as the house! What an awesome sight to see one swimming across your lake!

Carole said...

What a sight! I never would have thought they could swim. I hope he didn't think he could make it all the way to the other side?

pretty cool Laura!
x
C

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a gorgeous scene at the lake, Laura! I wonder what that moose's name is? We have Maurice the moose hanging above our fireplace at the farmhouse.

Cindy said...

What a sight! To see a moose is great, but to see one swimming is awesome! Your place is so beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures of the fall foliage.. so lovely

Frenchly Moments said...

Oh my - to be so close to a moose!! Wow!

Evi said...

the moose is beautiful.....but I would not want to meet him on a hike.
Hugs, Evi