Monday, August 14, 2006

Summertime, summertime

I can smell it in the air, see it in the morning when I leave for work, and almost even sense it in my bones: Summertime is coming to a close in Alaska. Are we ready for Fall? For colors changing, and (more) rain falling, and daylight leaving? It would seem that, for as long as it takes for Summer to get here, it would want to stick around for a while...

We went camping up at a place called Squirrel Creek last week. Sophia gravitated toward the water immediately, but didn't actually see it until she emerged up over a little hill of dirt between it and our campsite. She yelled out, "Oh, WOW!" and looked at us as if to say, "LOOK, what I just FOUND!"

As this was the last thing we did before I returned to work this hitch, I feel like it was my chance to say farewell to the summer. We roasted hotdogs over a fire, and threw rocks into the lake (Isaac skipped rocks, we just threw them). Sophia and I even watched as her daddy landed a beautiful rainbow trout for her to look at (to which, she responded, "fishy, fishy, fishy"). It all seemed to be the perfect way to move into Fall.


Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

She loves flowers, water, and animals more than anything else. A beautiful nature girl like her mama, and daddy is eternally grateful.

August 14, 2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger The Encourager said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I be holding her soon.

Wait until we get little Sofia Catalinaized. Boy are we going to have fun.

Right Sofia? Just a minute Alaska.

August 14, 2006 5:41 PM  
Anonymous auntibeck said...

What a blessed little girl! I love your description of the seasons--we hardly know what that's like down below!

August 14, 2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger realityjunkie said...

Fall already,wow. It goes too fast. I love the pix of that beautiful girl.

August 14, 2006 10:12 PM  
Blogger coolskool said...

What is fall, is that that windy short little season, before Christmas?

August 16, 2006 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures, i like the one with sophia with the light on her and her mom looking pensive in the background :) and i like your new profile picture!

August 17, 2006 6:45 AM  

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