Most of these photos are taken from inside the house so
the quality is not as sharp and bright,
but it gives me a chance to
share the wildlife right outside my window.
One of my best captures ever, heart pounding to look outside
my kitchen window and see this Mountain Lion.
Gorgeous creature as it made it's way across the deep, deep snow.
You can't imagine how big they are,
males can weigh as much as 220 pounds and the females
can weigh as much as 140 pounds.
A pair of young Mule Deer...
Hunkered down during a blizzard a week or so ago.
Amazing how they have the instincts already on how to survive.
A clearer photo because this Mule Deer climbed the deck
and was staring at me through the front door window.
Mule Deer after yet another snow storm came through...
I watched as they ran up the hill
as if they were frightened by a predator.
Yes little one it's snow and it does this every year.
Looking from my kitchen window...
hard to see but there are Elk laying under the trees
and at the top of the hill.
My backyard covered in several feet of snow.
I am reminded of this poem as I watch
these creatures face such bitter conditions looking for food and comfort...
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from
a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."