Quiet Recovery

I’ve been under the weather a few days now, and I’ve grown tired of sleeping and watching movies in an effort to recuperate. Heather has been awesome keeping me company even though she’s also been dealing with issues of her own. I’m glad we’re on the mend.

This morning I woke up bolt awake at 5 and rather than put in another movie, I bundled up and went out to the glacier to see what kind of animals I could find. Spending time outdoors and among animals carries a certain peace, almost a spiritual experience. In the past I’ve found porcupine, duck, birds & beavers, but today the only thing I saw was a couple ducks and a sow with three cubs. It was nice to spend time alone with some wildlife, though I’ll admit that going to a viewing area near the glacier isn’t as much of a spiritual experience as I’d like. If I could choose it, I’d simply be out on a hike and find a truly un-habituated creature unimpressed by my presence.

Anyhow, for your viewing pleasure, here’s my favorite image from the day…

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And all the shots that made ‘the cut’:
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4 Responses to Quiet Recovery

  1. cody says:

    Now I’m off to make some soup for breakfast and hunker down on the couch for more recovery…

  2. Joel says:

    Haha, you are such a true Juneauite! I was just at the glacier and it is breathtaking. And seeing the whites of cub’s eyes is spiritual, habituated or no. In the kindest way possible, you’re jaded my friend. Amazing photos.

    • cody says:

      Ha ha… yeah, it might be true.

      I’m not saying that the cub wasn’t cool, and that my heart didn’t race when the sow walked along the path that led right by the viewing area and was literally 3-4 feet away. The cubs were on the ground below the elevated walkway, so I didn’t get nervous there.

      I guess I’m just sayin’ that I prefer a bit more challenge (like a long hike or kayak trip) to find those things in the great outdoors.

      But yeah, color me jaded.

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