Friday, December 25, 2009

Jumping Elk? No. Elk. Jumping.

Elk, but no jumping elk. But Zac and I did spend a significant portion of Christmas day jumping and running around like hyperactive children. That's right. We had ideal weather: 55 and sunny! for the day so we drove up to Dry Lagoon and jumped and wandered the beach. Yeah, basically we just jumped. There wasn't much to take photos of and there were too many people on the trail..don't blame 'em since it was so nice out. Crowded trails make me want to cry and scream, so we decided jumping was the next best thing. And taking photos of said jumping. So, well, there you have it.

The Roosevelt Elk were around and I snagged some pictures of them. I had the ISO pretty high since it was getting dark by the time we left, so they aren't spectacular. Alas, now it is time for spiced wine and veggie soup and gingerbread. Yeehaw. Happy Christmas!


diane said...

Looks like you are jumping for joy!Nice shots.

Sylvia K said...

I love your shots, Jill! What fun! The Elk are beautiful, but you and your friend/whoever are the real joy in these! Made me smile and remember when I was young enough to jump and how much fun it was! Have a jumping weekend!! And thanks for stopping by and for the really big smile!


Johnny Nutcase said...

thanks Diane and Sylvia - That's my husband, Zac jumping with me :) We were definitely having a fun time, glad I could put a smile on your face!!

Lucy Corrander said...

The top one is joy and strength.

Altogether, they are a lovely set and I come away smiling.

The four legged elk - I have never met any in real life and had expected they would be alarming rather than charming . . . and bigger.

Glad I came here.


Lucy Corrander said...

Oh, p.s. - I meant to say how much I like the name of your blog. It's brilliant.


Maria Berg said...

You are having fun THAT is GOOD!! Keep on doing that and keep on doing the wounderful photos you take. The sun/sailboat and all the lovely birds. I like when you id get the photo of the bird eating a lizard?, good!

I like you photo so much I will put your blog on mine.

Once again, it's Christmas -
that delightful time of year
When hearts are filled with gratitude
and homes are bright with cheer.

When everyone's remembering
good friends and loved ones too -
So naturally, the warmest thoughts
and wishes go to you.

May your home be filled
with happiness,
your hearts with love,
your days with joy -
at Christmas and always.

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday,

With love,

Maria Berg,

Ps. If you want to answered I am curious how old are you?

BLOGitse said...

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Lovely blue sky, great freezed movements!
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jason said...

Too much fun! Those jumping shots are so full of energy. Looks like the two of you had a devilishly fun time.

Della said...

What a lot of energy! I love it!

Evelyn Howard said...

GREAT jumping shots!

Johnny Nutcase said...

thanks again guys..i have to admit, i'm mildly sore today after nonstop jumping...feels good :) Maria, I'm 29 but I dunno if I always act 29, ha!

Martha in PA said...

Fabulous shots. Looks like an awesome way to spend the holiday!

J Bar said...

Fun shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Anonymous said...

I think I'd need a trampoline to get that high. Nice shots and Happy New Year!

Erin said...

what an uplifting post...and the roosevelt elk are just beautiful. such nice features, so lovely.

Regina said...

Looks like fun!
Happy New Year!

Powell River Books said...

Looks like you had fun even though you had to share the trails. We have an elk relocation project going in our area. The elk were hunted to extinction and are now being reintroduced by some really dedicated volunteers. I invite you to come see my lake in BC. - Margy