Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Outdoor Wednesday

I have been so amiss lately (note to self, be sure and check & understand what amiss really means before I hit publish), here on my blog.  I pretty much disappeared for the past few months.  I guess I just needed a break. BUT most bloggers feel the need for a break and tell people.
They state it here:
I'm taking a break from blogging for a while.
But not me.
I just disappear.
I don't know that I feel like a break until I quit writing.
Then one week turns into 2 weeks and then---3 or 4 months have gone by.

Well, welcome back me. (I guess)

Here is my Outdoor Wednesday thought---

I guess I should give the book "The Shack" another try.
I'll be honest it wasn't my favorite.  It was a DNF for me, an abandoned book.
All my friends loved it tho! It was just not for me.
Perhaps it was because at the beginning of the book, a murder took place (not  a spoiler). And this murder took place here:

My home, my heart--a place that makes my soul complete!!!!

No one really has been murdered there!!!
I think it set the tone for the whole book for me --  I had a grudge.
(but to be fair, I didn't like "the Five People You meet in Heaven" either.  Maybe I just don't care for 'weird' heaven people and places?) I don't know why I can't get past that feeling of betrayal and get on with the book.
The movie comes out this weekend and everyone is so excited.
My mind is closed.  Stupid book, stupid movie.
But, perhaps I should give it another try (sigh).

The Handyman had a meeting for work, up north, so he took a quick morning trip to our cabin at Wallowa Lake while he was close. 
There has been a lot of snow this winter and we were all a bit worried about damage, but there seemed to be none.
He took these "outdoor" pictures on  Saturday.

No murders dear reader, but bears. Yes! And cougars, bobcats and lots of deer. Ornery raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks and birds.
(the Handyman saw footprints in the snow of a mountain lion, who had visited our cabin)

Here is how you get rid of them.... make yourself BIG!

The Handyman and a couple of his granddaughters, learning how to act big to scare away a bear if you meet one on the trail.
Evalynn must be thinking "there is no way this hand is going to scare away a bear!"

So, my outdoor pics are of a place I love. Which is featured for a moment, in a book,  where a bad thing happens.  Don't judge.
(this is so silly -- Stephen King uses the whole state of Nevada as an evil setting for some of his books and I don't mind that!! )

The real Wallowa Lake.
Not fake!
(I also have a grudge that they didn't film in the real place)
(I will get over this--I promise ~grins~) 


bermudaonion said...

I didn't care for Five People either so never even attempted The Shack.

Stefanie Ng said...

I like the pic of your husband and the granddaughters. If you didn't like the book why waste life on it?

Kay said...

I haven't read either of the books, so can't comment on them either. I will say that those are beautiful pictures!

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