Saturday, April 20, 2013


Another elk in the snow photo.
 I don't know why, but the second elk looking up just struck me as so funny. What is she looking at?
The tree branch?
The falling snow?
Or is she just day dreaming?
I tend to apply human characteristics to animals.
Maybe she's just an elk looking up for no particular reason.
But I don't think so.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013


I like this photo taken through our front window  because there's blue sky behind the icicles.
Which is nice.
Because it means, for now at least, it's not snowing.
Three feet of snow in three days and I've been housebound.
Here's a summary of my rural life this week.
I watched my car slowly disappear from view.
I watched the elk descend from the mountain,
through our homestead and cross the street.
(Yes, that is a For Sale sign in our yard.
We put our house on the market this week.
And no, we're not sure where we moving to. Yet.
But I'm hoping for someplace that doesn't snow in April.)
I watched my husband brave the elements and attempt to dig us out.
 I cooked.
 I baked.
I baked some more.
And I took photographs.
I think I need to make a trip to the store for more flour before it starts snowing again.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

This Week on Our Homestead - Mr. Coyote

“Coyotes move within a landscape of attentiveness. I have seen their eyes in the creosote bushes and among mesquite trees. They have watched me. And all the times that I saw no eyes, that I kept walking and never knew,
there were still coyotes.
"When I have seen them trot away,
when I have stepped from the floorboard of my truck, leaned on the door,
and watched them as they watched me
over their shoulders,
"I have been aware for that moment
of how much more there is.
Of how I have only seen only an instant
of a broad and rich life.”  

--Craig Child, The Animal Dialogues:
Uncommon Encounters in the Wild