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surprise on an evening walk - moose!! (with pics)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

we are in sweden for the summer at my husband's family farm. we have taken the same 3-mile walk for years and years and years. sometimes i pick a bouquet of flowers; sometimes we sit on the dock by the water a while to discuss Serious Things before returning home. sometimes when DD is here she'll say mom, let's go to ullviks... and that's a sign, she needs to talk. and we walk.

two evenings ago, after dinner we decided we needed a few more miles for the day. i was ready to turn back so we'd have 1.5 miles to add, but DH said let's go to the 1-mile point. we were lost in conversation and passed it, and then decided to just go all the way to the water. and were we ever glad we did, because this is what we saw:

and their mama:

and here is mama keeping an eye on us while her babies munched away; DH had a telephoto lens so we were a nice safe distance:

we were so glad we'd decided to make it a 10-mile day (we had been running in the a.m.), and that DH had his camera with him - the last time i saw a moose while we were on one of our walks here was 20 years ago!

edited to add a pic of what we found on the same walk this morning - tofu scramble with chantarelles, anyone? emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KATHYM617 8/25/2012 7:12AM

    What beautiful pictures! In all the summers my husband and I have gone up to our cottage in Ontario, I have never seen a moose. Maybe next year will be the year :)

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    Moose are sooo COOL and here in Maine we simply call them "hood Ornaments" cos they are sooo plenty and often unfortunetly get hit. SIGH ! But, once you hit one,,or even come close,,,its SOOO SCARY !! In the county,,,, you often hit them soo often,,,,its just a part of the life style. I am though from the city, but when they come into the city (As they OFTEN DO ) we STILL GALK at them,,,but yeah we see some here also,,,now thats in Portland, which I do not live in,,,,,,, in the town ovah from mine,,,the deer are PLENTIFUL so I see them often enough.

Got any berries?

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TINAJANE76 8/20/2012 9:50AM

    Thanks so much for sharing these!

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WATERMELLEN 8/20/2012 8:01AM

    Love your moose pictures . . . a very Canadian thing too in our wilderness areas (although I haven't seen them often . . . ).

Thanks for your comments on my Transition to Maintenance blog: I'm really happy with the change in focus and the welcoming of people to plan permanent maintenance while they're losing weight . . . what we all need!

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INGMARIE 8/20/2012 7:19AM

    Thanks for sharing, the moose -mama looks attentive LOL
keeping an eye on you for sure.
Nice pix and a real treat, runnung into a family.

And the chantarelles looks soo yummy emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 8/20/2012 1:18AM

    That mamas ears tells me she is not to play with... I often see mooses when I go out biking in the evenings and I have to admit that I am not totally comfortable before I see them behave as they "should" that is walk away from me. Never seen twin calves IRL though.., oh yes I have but that was in spring before mothers tells them to go away beause she is having the next so they are much bigger then...these were cute! But the mothers ears... not friendly and I would not like to encounter an nfriendly moose...

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/19/2012 10:10PM

    What a treat, and such a beautiful area! emoticon

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ESILBO 8/19/2012 4:24PM

emoticon LISE

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BURRITAELITA 8/19/2012 2:51PM

    Loved this!

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HAKAPES 8/19/2012 1:27PM

    I never saw a moose before! That's a reward for your exercise!

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    Wow. What a great walk.

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SWTHNY- 8/19/2012 10:00AM

    What a great National Geographic Moment!!!!!

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CELIAMINER 8/19/2012 9:46AM

    Thanks so much for posting these pix! A trip to Sweden for a walking festival is on our bucket list...someday!

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ADIOSALL 8/19/2012 9:17AM

    Lucky you! How blessed you are!

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MENNOLY 8/19/2012 7:02AM

    Great Pics! How nice to be so close to nature.

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JSALERNO 8/19/2012 5:40AM

    emoticon BEAUTIFUL

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HELEN_BR 8/19/2012 4:58AM

    I'm enjoying your wonderful walks in Sweden. Had no idea what it was like. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/19/2012 3:21AM

    Wow! Really Sweden as we foreigners imagine it! That's great!

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SOCDIRECTOR 8/19/2012 12:54AM

    That is so cooool! You must be way up north.

We get the occasional deer roaming the wooded area across the street, but not moose! We are way too far south for that special sighting here in St. Louis, MO.

Enjoy Sweden and visiting with family.

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