The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Ewe and an Elk

This Ewe spent all afternoon pushing away the snow to get to the dirt and minerals.

She's the one that broke off her horn last year. 

Hmmm...crowd coming, never seen elk and sheep together.

One is curious.

Don't turn around and she'll go away.

Well, maybe not.
She is bigger.
And now she's yelling at you.

The ewe was brave and came back and the elk came from a different direction.

Try ignoring her.

The elk circled her.

And ran her off.

What a look!

After the cow elk left, two little ones were fighting over the spot.
I spent hours watching them from the living room window, my first for witnessing the interaction between the Big Horn Sheep and Elk.
I watched one lone elk following far behind the herd, making her way as best she could with a broken leg.  Such struggles they endure.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature, it will never fail you.
Frank LLoyd Wright


  1. Evening Nancy, oh you are so lucky to watch the beautiful wildlife from your living room window, I am so envious. But I am so happy you share the pictures with us, love to see the Elk and Sheep together, Blessings Francine.

  2. What an amazing experience to enjoy, thanks for sharing it with us.

    Love the Frank Lloyd Wright quote.

  3. What a wonderful day for you to enjoy seeing them together. It is a shame to see an injured animal, but it is the laws of nature.


  4. That is pretty amazing. Sad when animals have to suffer with injuries. I see it around here with deer and it makes me sad. Hopefully someone will take her down soon and have a meal.

  5. Oops, not some ONE but another animal looking for dinner.

  6. Thanks for the story Nancy... Nature is our friend - well, most of the time... Beautiful shots.

  7. Beautiful pictures, lovely animals, but can't stand to see a hurt animal, it happens, it's nature, but I just always feel so sad when I see that.

  8. These are great pictures.
    What a peaceful way to pass some time.

  9. What a wonderful experience of watching nature!

  10. You captured this beautiful Nancy!

  11. Wow....thanks for sharing Nancy :)
    Jackie in NC

  12. amazing!
    so sorry for the injured one, nature's way I know, but still...,,,,,,


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