The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bull Elk

 
Views from my living room window...


A handsome and healthy herd of Bull Elk.

 
 I usually only see herds of females moving
through the property so this was a thrill.
 

This was a few weeks back after the last snow storm.

 



 
I so love their markings...



 

 

 
Some of these Bulls are carrying 40 lbs.
of antlers on their head while trying to
 make it through such a harsh winter.
 
 
The area has had a warming trend so the snow has been melting
making it easier for the wildlife to find food.

 
The end!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birds, Birds, Birds...

 
Lots and lots of...

 
Birds for Sue Spargo's Bird Dance.

 
The last of the thirty blocks for the main panel.


These blocks were called the Powder Blue Birds.

 
The border has a vine applique with ninety six wool berries..
yep, ninety six.



Monday, February 06, 2017

Elk....

 
A view from my living room window...
 so all the photos will have a glazed look.


 

 
The Elk hung around the house for hours,
laying in the deep snow.
 

Elk are the largest species in the Deer family...
 


Males weigh about 700 pounds...

 
And the females weigh about 500 pounds so
 it gives you an idea how big they are.

 

 
 

 
Deep, deep snow...about two more feet from this snow storm.
 

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Primrose Birds and Snow...

 
Three more blocks finished for Sue's Bird Dance...

 
The reds are especially vibrant in these blocks.


I only have three more blocks to finish for the main
section of the quilt and then the border.
I received my first installment of Sue's Fresh Cut BOM
so I will be working on that as well finishing
the Emily Munroe quilt. 

 
Another Winter storm has dropped lots of snow over the past two days,
 probably close to two feet so far.

 
Beautiful, but brutal especially for the wildlife.

 
These are photos of my back yard.



Monday, January 23, 2017

Mule Deer...

 
Photos of Mule Deer from this past week...

 
A handsome Buck, knee deep in the snow.

 

 
The Doe...her twins in the next few photos are the ones
that were hunkered down under a tree during the last snow storm.

 
The twins...

 
"We listen, we think, we feel, we see, all of us."

 
Giving me quite the look...

 
She's a beautiful Doe who looks very pregnant.

 
And a little wild rabbit watching it all.