The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Shedding and the Herd

October, cemetery paths, the world is losing its hair and its teeth, which is just another way of saying that yellow leaves kept falling from the trees.

-Günter Grass. The Tin Drum.

elk, Colorado, fall photographs

A few strangers in the neighborhood, but they made themselves at home…

elk, Colorado, fall photographs

I’m not a photog, and I didn’t feel I should get much closer. Just in case.

elk, Colorado, fall photographs

…there were antlers.

10 comments on “Shedding and the Herd

  1. applepieandnapalm
    October 19, 2012

    Great post today, beautiful photos!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 19, 2012

      Thanks! I was held up today, but I’ve had this quotation in my mind all month. The elk were a pleasant catch! (Though they do make it hard to go for a jog…) 🙂

  2. Enchanted Seashells
    October 19, 2012

    Great quote, great pix, awesome elk!

  3. free penny press
    October 20, 2012

    Wait, all of these Elk are right in your neighborhood? Now that is so cool…Loved the pictures!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 20, 2012

      Yep, these are shots across the street and in surrounding lawns. I took a lot more, but as you can imagine, my hands were shaking. They are mostly friendly, but with babies around, it’s hard to know how they will react!

      • free penny press
        October 20, 2012

        Nat Geo would love your neighborhood 🙂

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        October 20, 2012

        I keep sending them invitations…still no visitors. 🙂

  4. What do the domestic animals in the neighborhood think?

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 20, 2012

      Hi Sheri: We hear an occasional dog-bark-freak-out after dark, but it seems they are working well together. I’ve heard wolves, I know we have foxes, and this summer we also had bears. I think it’s more the human-types who worry. My jogging is on pause. Though, since they are here now, they might be here all winter! (Mom’s poor rosebushes!) -Paige

  5. marsellaj
    October 21, 2012

    One of the many glories of living in CO.

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