We saw our first fawn, and I posted the photos here.
Since then we have had several sightings of different families. It has been an enormous treat to see these precious baby deer.
Mom is still very protective and constantly checking on her little ones. It’s so awesome to watch.
I can tell one family that comes by, as dad is still hanging out with them… usually waiting in the wings ever watchful.
We recently had a wave of 3 snow storms which all together yielded about 2′ of snow. The birds huddled under branches to keep out of the intense snow blasting sideways with the strong winds. You can see more of my Snow Animals on my photo blog…. here.
The drifts piled high where the winds swept them against trees and boulders. But it didn’t deter the big animals from trudging through. We saw more than one limping as a result of tripping over unseen rocks and uneven terrain.
It amazes me the treks these animals must take on a daily basis going from hither to yon incessantly. It’s a tough life in these mountains and woods with their treacherous inclines and rough canyons.
For whatever reason, we have seen multiple bucks (male deer) in the last couple days. These little guys are pretty young bucks… and looking to ‘hang’ with the does.
Whatever the reason, we enjoy seeing them and watching them interact.
What’s with this weather? Just when you think it’s time to plant tulips… or at least a garden; take off the long underwear and bring the shorts and t-shirts out of storage… NOT.
We got SNOW!
Ok, it’s true. It didn’t come down for very long… or very much. But come down it did. In a downpour of fine snow mist it raced across the sky, as if in a hurry to get somewhere else. It didn’t stick, or stay long. It was here and then it was gone. Glad I stuck my camera outside to capture it’s fleeting coldness.
This little buck got caught in a wave of it, and the cross hairs of my camera lens.
While Phoenix is getting 90F days, we are getting snow storms. Go figure. You never know what the day will bring here on the mountain.
There is something truly majestic and spectacular about the awesome mountain range that makes up Grand Tetons. It’s towering jagged terrain is awe inspiring. It sets up the backdrop for the thick forests, willowy birch trees, and vast meadows. With the Snake River winding through it, it’s no wonder so many well-off people call this place home.
After leaving Yellowstone, we were happy to be in place that seemed more relaxed and friendly. We loved the rugged environment, the more skittish animals, and the out going people.
We saw some great animals… elk, deer, and finally our coveted moose. The scenery was truly magnificent.
For more photos, check out my photo blog, kritterspix.com