Monday, January 5, 2009


Today, my neighbor called to alert me to the presence of a mama moose and her two yearlings that were hanging out in the field across from her house. All three were lying in the snow, so the babies were hard to see, but the mama was quite visible and didn't seem to mind getting her picture taken. We see her often in the spring and summer when we are kayaking along the Little Spokane River--she goes there every year to calf. We have never seen her this late in the year, so I was quite tickled to be able to photograph her in the snow. She looked very serene and self-assured. Moose are often awkward looking; their body parts seem improbably put together. But sitting there in the snow, this moose looked almost graceful. It's amazing what snow can do!

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