Nature on the Edge
The photo prompt this week is edge. There aren’t a lot of edges around here, everything is all trees, and plants. So I went with a different interpretation.
Nature on the Edge.
The winters here are harsh, and long. The animals must be ready for these conditions by getting fat now, or storing food for the winter. The moose are also getting ready for the rut. Of all the 4 legged mammals around here, they are the last to mate in the fall. I watched this bull the other night as he pawed the ground, making an indentation.
He then pee’d in the spot he had made and laid down in it for a while. That gives him that special, manly scent all the girl moose love.
The next morning while I was hiking and looking for moose, I came across this female. She had found a different spot that a bull had marked, she kinda rolled around in it, then didn’t budge. As if to say, this one is mine. I never did find the bull that marked that particular spot though.
I came across a couple of deer. I’m sure they are getting ready for winter too. Eating all they can, while the eating is good.
The ducks on this pond the other evening were having a rest. It was super windy that day, maybe they were just trying to stay out of the wind. I suppose they will be leaving pretty soon.
I took this photo through the window, so it’s not so very great. There are a lot of these little chipmunks around, they are stocking up for the winter I’m sure. These guys definitely live on the edge. They can’t find food in the winter, and they can easily become food for bigger predators.
I do think the Tetons have great angles and edges though. When the alpen glow hits them early in the morning, it’s spectacular. It lasts about 5 minutes, then is gone.
And nothing like some black and white to show off those edges.