Winter? It’s Coming.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Outdoor | One Comment

winter storm

The mountains are restless.

The aspen trees are swaying nervously in the wind. Their leaves, gold and brittle with age, are falling to the ground. A hopeless act. Suicide.

The elk are ornery. Agitated. The mature bulls, who don’t feed during the rut, are lean and aggressive. Hungry. Their symphony of wails, a pompous display of superiority and virility, fills the forest with a haunting melancholy. The clash of antlers echoes through the still, cold air.

The wildflowers have retreated. Their vibrance faded.

An unmistakable, relentless siege is coming.

Winter.

Elkbugle

1 Comment

  1. laidlaw
    October 4, 2011

    Bring it!