These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Evening visitor

One of "my boys" came to visit this evening.The dogs let me know he was out there, and he stuck around for a half hour or so. but I had trouble getting him to look in my direction.

He was intently listening to an elk bugling a little way off. I don't know, but I'm guessing deer and elk don't get along.

It looks like he is beginning to lose the velvet on his antlers.

The elk just kept him focused in that direction. That almost bare spot between me and him is the area I cleared yesterday.

Isn't he handsome?

And still that damn elk is disturbing him!  Oops, I moved and blurred the photo.

It was good to see him. It has been so fun watching him and his brother grow up. I hope they always come back until they die of old age. Another end is just not acceptable.


  1. You are so fortunate to have this kind of wildlife so near you. I envy you. I would love to see the elk. How close do they come?

  2. Linda, the elk come close, but I never see them. I've found their droppings on my property as close as 20-25 feet from the house, and I hear them at times when they sound maybe twice that distance from the house. But they don't show themselves. They come around at night, apparently. Now, I did see one very early one morning on the road about 3/4 mile from here. That's when you are most likely to see them, around sunrise and sunset.

  3. Caroline, YES!!! I love how calm he is with me out there. You know he doesn't seem me as a threat.

  4. They are nice to look at if they stay in the woods where they belong. Moose, elk and deer have been the cause of many deadly accidents, and I know for a fact because we hit a deer in rural New Brunswick and almost didnt live to tell the tale.

  5. I hear that, Ruth. One has to drive very cautiously here. A couple years ago, I was saddened to see a doe elk down in the road, not dead but badly injured. Nothing to do but call the sheriff. Colliding with a deer can be deadly; with an elk more so, and I'm guessing with a moose .... shudder. Yeah, I like 'em in the woods, too.

  6. Beautiful animal Lyn and it is easy to understand your enjoyment of watching these lovely creatures.

  7. I have always enjoyed the deer here. Even if the do eat some of my flowers!

    I have been tossing mellon rinds out for them (or someone) and they are always gone in the morning

  8. Moni, yes, it's a delight.

    Merikay, that flower eating stuff stinks! But I figure it's my place to take measures to protect the vegetation, since I'm living on their land!


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