Thursday Cobb Salad Wrap
Reflections from the Backcounter
Sometimes clarity and insight go hand in hand and are delivered to you without asking by a kind and helpful neighbor who happens to have a camera! Things that have defied explanation are suddenly explained and finally make sense. Small things like: understanding why your apple tree never bears fruit, or why the rock wall around the garden has always fallen down each time you return for a weekend trip to the cabin, and why the hummingbird feeder is suddenly empty for no apparent reason or visible leak... In this case...there is a four legged culprit.
In fact, a very large, four legged ,apple stealing, wall knocking , hummingbird feeder drinking, bull elk has invaded our yard at our summer cabin. Mind you in 20 years of weekend trips to this little mountain hideaway the most exciting wild animal sighting on our property has been a family of mother and baby skunks who prevented us from having our traditional marshmallow roast in the back yard...A spraying skunk can put a damper on your enthusiasm for trying to roast that perfectly golden brown nugget of marshmallow goodness.
Clearly, this animal is in a different league. He looks majestic and... rather comfortable as he ravages and pillages my flower garden and strips the apple tree. Notice that hoof action as it knocks over my tediously constructed garden wall. The nerve of that elk. I am confident that he is on his way to the hummingbird feeder. Next he'll be expecting cream in his coffee.....