a Romp in the woods....

Took the kids and Ziyi out on a nature hike in West Virginia... what a beautiful day!!!! I taught the kids to do silent walking as so we could see nature instead of hearing it run through the woods!.... we actually followed some tracks of some deer and sure enough... we came out in a small clearing on top of a small herd... about 8 deer.... it was really neat!! the deer heard us but didn't run... the kids froze at the treeline and we just watched as they returned to grazing, ever vigilant of our presence.... we watched in silence as they wondered around.... finally I think they sniffed us and bolted.... but it was a few magical moments!! We saw several fox galloping around.

... tons of rabbits and we did see bear tracks but very old and worn... not recent....  it was a lovely day! Warm and summer-like but... enjoyable in the outdoors!!  



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Comments (29)

  1. Munkyman

    A lovely day indeed, What part of WVa?

    August 20, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      Monongahela National Forest

      August 20, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        Oh fun you were in the quiet zone.

        August 20, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          quiet is very much the way out there…. nothing but nature no cars beeping.. soda stands hot dogs or other crap…. just the Bears and I… well in this case us…

          August 21, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            Long line antenna are out there & some super sensitive radar dishes, they won’t let a radio station, outdoor wifi or cell towers within 100 miles.

            August 21, 2017
  2. depressedgirl

    I am so glad you don’t kill animals! I love them, not to kill.

    August 20, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      I like to track not kill

      August 20, 2017
      1. depressedgirl

        Awesome. So glad u don’t kill.

        August 20, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          well I have to take a disclaimer to that….. people count as animals don’t they???

          August 21, 2017
          1. depressedgirl

            No, we really aren’t animals. Some people seem to be. I read that Trump will resign in the Fall. Do you think that is true? Wouldn’t that be great.

            August 21, 2017
            1. rebecca2013

              no comment…..

              August 21, 2017
            2. rebecca2013

              basically CAN’T comment

              August 21, 2017
            3. depressedgirl

              Sorrry, didn’t mean to ask secret stuff.

              August 22, 2017
            4. rebecca2013

              no not secret just issues that I don’t speculate

              August 22, 2017
  3. depressedgirl

    Awesome pictures.

    August 20, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      Oh not mine… just pictures of wildlife… I had my sat phone… doesn’t take pictures durn

      August 20, 2017
  4. SEC

    nice day had by all! My sister still giggles about the hunting trip she went on with her hubby she was only armed with a camera yet she bagged more game than the “hunters”

    August 20, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      if you are quiet… you can sneak up on a moose…. I did in Maine

      August 21, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        probably one of the worst animals to sneak up on. They are more than a little dangerous… the ones in Maine are basically the pony of the moose family, I was shocked as the size of them in Alaska. I thought the ones in New Hampshire & Maine were big… then I saw BiG.

        August 21, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          mostly in Maine you are correct they are small… and a little less upset when you sneak up on them but do it right and you can get within a few yards without them freaking out

          August 21, 2017
      2. SEC

        Good talent there for one in your line of work

        August 21, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          Stealth 101 but Ziyi is no babe in the woods…. she can walk as silent as I can or maybe better! … must be that martial arts training

          August 21, 2017
          1. SEC

            that’s a good bet

            August 21, 2017
            1. rebecca2013

              and it’s a “Buddhist thing”

              August 21, 2017
  5. dreamshadow59

    Sounds exquisite!!!

    August 21, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      it was….. lots of fun….

      August 21, 2017
      1. dreamshadow59

        Awwww, I’m glad everyone enjoyed it.

        August 21, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          It was so nice and peaceful… Ziyi and kids loved it and I needed it!

          August 21, 2017
  6. depressedgirl

    I hope he leaves right away.

    August 22, 2017