Friday, March 20, 2009
It's finally Spring, by the calendar anyway, and after what felt like an extra-long winter, we'll take whatever we can get.
The sun isn't even up at 7:30 in the morning, but I can already see that it is going to be another gorgeous day. While nighttime temperatures have hovered near zero, the thermometer climbs up to around 32 during the day, and, coupled with bright sunshine, it feels quite tropical.
I went running yesterday evening up the Glen Alps trailhead, south and east of us; high enough to get a view of Anchorage, Cook Inlet, and surrounding mountain ranges. Going for a jaunt on the trails is going to get a little trickier in the next few weeks as moose prepare to give birth to the 2009 crop of calves, and bears begin to crawl out of dens. Of course yesterday I gave this no thought at all, but our Wildlife Biologist friend stopped by after dinner and commented that it was good there were a "few of us" running, citing the above reasons. Oh. It's easy to forget in the delight of running through a beautiful forest on a beautiful day.
Today will be a quiet one despite my desire to spend the day outdoors. Poor Bear has been sick, and the picture above shows just how out-of-sorts he is. There is usually no sleeping during the day in this house, much less in the middle of the living room with the sun beating on his face. Maybe I will get some work done...