The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Monday, January 20, 2014

Lots of Elk

 
Last week the temperatures were warmer and the snow had either melted or been blown away by 60 mph winds.  I watched a few elk behind the house at the top of the hill, thought there were only a few until they started moving down to the lower meadow.
 
 
The beginning of their parade past my window. 

They spent all afternoon grazing and then moving on.


 
This little one at the bottom of the picture bolted back up the hill with a cry.  I think she realized she had been separated from her mother.  Later I saw a lone female with a little one taking her time catching up with the herd, so hopefully that was them, reunited.

 
The female's coat is a tad darker than the males.

 
Keeping their rumps to the wind. 
 

 

12 comments:

  1. It is always amazing to see the wildlife in your area and so many, which is wonderful.

    Debbie

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  2. Enjoying the great array of wildlife shots recently Nancy. The elk remind me of a hike I took to What my Uncle called "Elephant Mountain" well about 20 years ago. He lived in Bozeman at the time but now shares land with my cousin up in Moiese, MT. Lovely countryside you live in. Also wanted to tell you congrats in your latest publication in Prim Quilts and Magazines. It's a beauty. Thanks for continuing to share your great photos and creations with us. Take care, Karen

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  3. These pictures are just so amazingly cool!!! What a wonderful, wonderful way to spend your day - it just doesn't get any better!!

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  4. Interesting they do that too. The horses around here have their rumps to the wind. Love your wildlife view Nancy!!

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  5. Beautiful pictures, is that little one scratching behind its ear?

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  6. What a great way to view the day with wildlife in your backyard, better than any documentary on the telly. I hope you have lots of window but still able to keep warm to view these wonderful happenings in your part of the world.

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  7. the photos are amazing!
    always enjoy your sharing!

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  8. So beautiful, love to see the Elk, thanks, Francine.

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  9. Thanks for bringing nature so close to us not able to enjoy what is commonplace to you.

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  10. Again, thank you for sharing...love seeing the wildlife up close and personal.

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  11. Lovely animals, with a large dash of adorable!
    Thanks for sharing Nancy :)

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  12. Beautiful pictures.
    You are fortunate to have this view from your home.
    Rose

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