Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, October 20, 2008

DEAR hunting

I just got back from the Lincoln National Forest. I was invited on my husband's deer hunt. You heard me right. Invited! He said we need to do more fun things together than just work. I was thinking like movies, dinners, wine under the stars..... well, guess what?? I got all that on this darn deer hunt. For movies, we sat and watched panoramic scenery and wild life and told our own stories for the dialogue. We had delicious meals over a camp stove, most cooked and handed to me on a tin plate in front of a open fire circled by river rock. And the wine tasted so good under the best star lit sky- where we tried to find the constellations we had learned as kids, with a backdrop of elk bugling in the forest.






We panned for gold in the streams, and awed at the gold in the trees. We hiked and sat, and cuddled and laughed and talked without cell phones, tvs, ipods, computers and real-life drama. It was rather idyllic, thoreau-ish....... And we didn't even kill a deer . But the sweetest thing of all, after 3 days of this, he drew me in close and said, "I've had you to myself all this time, but I still haven't got enough of you." .... and I'm thinkin,... hmmm, my darling farmer..... we found our gold after all, and the hunt, well that was about finding us again .... and again.



11 comments:

redchair said...

This is great blog story. What fun and how beautiful your photos are. But, - I just kind of bet this isn't hubby’s normal itinerary with his other deer hunting buddies. I doubt he leans over to them and says “I just can’t get enough of you.’ (Just kidding)

You warm my heart, girl.
Vikki

cottonpicker said...

Ahhhh....how sweet is that!! Can't wait till hay season is over - I'm going to run off into the sunset with my man!!

Kimmie said...

Oh that is so sweet! (psst - I'm glad you didn't kill any deer too!)

RanchGirl said...

Awww!

a mouthy irish-catholic woman said...

*sigh* AMORE...in the best sense of the word :)

Odd Chick said...

Redchair: i would definetly not bet against you on that wager
Cottonpicker: don't wait
Kimmie: psst- I'm glad we didn't kill a deer either
Ranchgirl: aww yourself with your new little boy
Mouthy: I wish for you the same

linda said...

after breathing a sigh of relief over the continued lives of deer, WOO HOO!!!

Barb Hartsook said...

I love your blog! I'll be back for more...

Anetka said...

Beautiful story Peggy, I read it first time and than the second and the third...and so on...

Steve Emery said...

Gloriosky that was nice to read! Thanks for sharing with us a little of the glow that the two of you shared on that dear hunt.

M.Valenti said...

Awwww!! how adorable and sweet!!!! I love that in a man! when they just adore the woman they love and are not afraid to express their feelings going the extra mile to make even the most silly thing and incredible adventure for us.
I'm glad too you didn't get to kill any deer though! hehe!
Your pictures are spectacular! I'm really drawn to the first one, that's the kind of scenes I just love to paint!

MV./