A Periodic Journal of an Artist Living Off Grid in the Colorado High Country by Pattie Wall
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Where I Stand Sunday
Just about every morning lately, we have to check the driveway out in back of the house, to see who goes there, as the dogs go absolutely crazy when these visitors are nearby and I am not one to alarm wildlife, if it can be helped.
These are taken through the screen on the kitchen window and the fence in the dogyard. I am working on getting closer to them, which probably isn't good for their protection...they get used to humans and they are then closer to the hunter. For whatever good it does, I have "No Hunting" signs posted on our land. We have really enjoyed watching all 19 of them everyday - growing up and making their way through our property and on to the next two farms and back again. I wish there wasn't anything called "hunting season" as they will be easy pickens come Oct. 1. And it just seems so pointless to sit a watch them every day and then one day, BOOM, be able to take their live's away. We aren't hunters but I am such a hypocrite...and here's why...I have to admit, there isn't anything
more tasty than deep fried wild turkey hors d'oeuvres at
Aunt Jane and Uncle Ray's, it's just that "I" won't ever provide that 'offer'.
Would I rather eat them or look at them? - definitely LOOK!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you'd like to join me by posting a photo on Sunday of places you've been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on this post telling me where I can find you/your photo and I'll add a link to my sidebar so others can find you.