Monday, January 26, 2009


Both Terran and I have always had some kind of hunting in our lives. For me it was trying to explain beaver carcasses in our garage to my friends from my Dad trapping during my early years, and watching him skin grouse from shooting trips later on.
Terran had a completely different experience. His Dad was a hunting guide during Terran's early years with his Mom cooking for the camp. Later on he would walk out his back door to get deer on their property, and enjoyed long trips with his Dad for sheep and elk.
During our second year of marriage we went on our first hunting trip together. It was cold, long, and successful with us getting a cow elk our last day, since then we have gone some years and not others. Some successful and others not depending on the time of year and our hunting luck. This past fall was a successful trip.

This is my view on most of our trips (quite a good one of you ask me). I follow the Master Hunter carrying our supplies and trying to staunch the flow of the 20,000 plus words I speak on a daily basis as a woman. Yep, hunting is hard work for a girl!!

After walking quite a while we see wild life. Not what we are after, but wild life all the same. Look closely, it's hard to spot.

We keep looking, being diligent to walk miles and miles over the three days it took us this season to find the elk we were looking for.


If you are hemophobic, doraphobic, belong to PETA, marched to save the whales, wear a t-shirt claiming the spotted owl is your cousin, or cried when Bambi's mom was killed please do not scroll down.

After our fruitless days of hunting we finally got a cow elk and worked together to get her skinned and ready to go to the butchers.

After moving all 322 lbs of our cow in only two trips using our special sled we were ready to eat.

Elk it's what's for dinner.

Proud to wear orange,


Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Originals

Here are the two photos I posted last time. Now you can see the difference between the photoshopped and the originals.

I think this one of my sweet, niece Kaitlyn in much better with all it's colors. I like her cute pink shirt and her dark hair... all the colors capture her personality.

This photos can go either way. The color is nice, while the black and white draws your attention to the leaves. Terran did a great job with this picture.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Pictures

We are learning some pictures don't work with photoshop...

And some photos are all the better with it.


Monday, January 05, 2009

Thoughts For Today

"The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked."

Proverbs 10:11

"A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day."

Emily Dickinson