As fall descends in Yellowstone and the Tetons,
painting the trees golden-yellow,
the elk are rutting,
They become so exhausted by all this effort, they bugle while resting!
provide a peaceful contrast!
Cheers to you from the Tetons in the fall~
“We need the tonic of wildness.” Henry David Thoreau
“It is not what you look at that matters, but what you see.”
“All good things are wild and free.”
He may be broken, but he is not defeated.
Next season he may survive to fight again and win his harem.
But until then he is alone.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Photos taken the last few days in Yoho and Banff National Parks.
Quotations are all Henry David Thoreau.
Hope you take some time to go, “Where the Wild Things Are,” (Maurice Sendak).
Like Thoreau, you may just find your real self.
Cheers to you from our cabin in the Canadian Woods!
Here is a sweet-faced peaceful lady elk. I was taking her pic from fairly close by, and she was unperturbed.
When all of a sudden there was this helacious din, that sounded something like a dinosaur. It is elk mating season in Jasper National Park, and I was right in the path of Sammy the suitor and his intended. No matter to him that his mating path was right in front of our cabin! He ran up to his intended, and saw me in his way….(Male elk in rut are somewhat deranged and can be quite dangerous, especially if you are in the way of true romance!)
The last moments of fall are lingering in Jasper, but winter winds are already here, snow is covering the mountain peaks, and winter is coming!