Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where The Wild Things Are



Well, this morning they were here! We were treated with an unannounced visit from the infamous Gilhouley Elk Herd. It was such a wonderful, wonderful surprise as their migration path runs through our property, and for years we've been keeping an eye out for them.

I quietly stepped out on the porch to try and capture their blessed visit before they slipped away.



But they kept coming...



and coming...



and coming...



until finally, the line ended.

Dressed in my pajamas, I stood there on the porch and just watched them peacefully make their way through.

The sound of sixty or so elk crunching through the frosty grass was exhilarating to hear.

We've only seen this herd once before - in a field up the road where there are no houses for miles. We've seen lots of tracks, some right in front of the fence, but until now the herd had always alluded us.

It was a beautiful way to start the morning. It makes me so very happy to have these friends nearby. They are such beautiful majestic creatures and it was a pure honor to set our eyes on them.

41 comments :

  1. Ooh! Yay! I'm so glad I found your blog! I can't wait to go back and read through all your posts!

    Layla :-)

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  2. how cool that must have been for you to see! the nature that surrounds you in just beautiful. have a wonderful day:)

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  3. That is simply amazing. Pure magic.

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  4. Such a beautiful gift to start your day!

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  5. That was thrilling, just the photos. Can't imagine how exciting it would be to see them in person.
    Congrats, Lynea

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  6. Amazing grace. How majestic and wonderful. A great way to start they day.

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  7. Wow, how lucky to be so close to such magnificent creatures! Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Don't you just love living in a place where wildlife can use your yard as their very own super highway, I know we do!

    Kat :)

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  8. What a gorgeous sight to start the morning on! I am SO happy you caught this on film, to then share with us. Thank you! And happy Tuesday. :)

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  9. Amazing! What a thrill, I can't even imagine it. My little animal lover would have been in heaven!

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  10. OhMy Trina!! I can't even imagine what a thrill this was! Thank goodness you were home! Do you ever find elk horns? Love, love horns! Soooo happy for you!
    xo,
    j.

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  11. Thank you for sharing, I would have been thrilled to see them too.

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  12. HOW WONDERFUL! I've only seen a herd of elk a couple of times, and it always feels like a very, very special treat. I cannot imagine having them in my backyard!

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  13. What a very special treat for you that early in the morning. Something us Aussies just can't imagine. We are boiling over and your in snow, you have elk and we have cowes or sheep. It's the best thing being able to share our home life from across the world. Thanks for sharing - Have a great day. Sandy x

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  14. That is completely awesome. What a wonderful way to way up in the morning. It must have been a beautiful moment.

    -FringeGirl

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  15. The blessings of living in the country cannot be compared. Let suburbia have their Starbucks and we'll keep the real ones!
    Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. A, Dances With Wolves moment from your own front porch. A blessing indeed.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  17. Ohhhh! How lucky are you. I'm glad you where able to enjoy that!

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  18. of how amazing, what magnificent creatures, and your right, a truly wonderful way to start your day!

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  19. I just found your blog and became a follower, wow I'm so jealous. LOve Love Love your home, wow!

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  20. Wow, i can just imagine it! What a treat that must have been - thanks for sharing.

    jules :)

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  21. Wow! What and honor to se this and so near your fence. love this blog.

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  22. Sounds lovely. At times we see our neighborhood fox and I get giddy like a little girl. He's so beautiful and gets close enough to let me see the tip of his tail. Once he was even in my driveway. Like the family dog waiting for us to come home. xoxo

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  23. How beautiful and exciting! What a wonderful moment to capture from your own doorstep! We have to go a mile or so to see the elk.

    : )

    Julie M.

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  24. Oh they are gorgeous! I can't imagine how you felt seeing them in person. How lucky you are.

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  25. Beautiful. Witnessing wildlife like this is one of the best things in life. I still remember walking alongside a huge elk herd up north, encountering two moose next to my cabin in NH, and more. So glad you didn't miss this! xoxo

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  26. What an amazing experience - must have been so touching. xo Terri

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  27. What a gift from God! What a neat moment!

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  28. Dear Country Farmhouse Blog,

    I love your blog. This is the first time I've read you . . . how can I subscribe?
    Thank you, Martha B

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  29. This is so amazing...and such a treat I'll bet. :)

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  30. WOW -that is COOL!! We live in Georgia (no elk, here) and visiting yellowstone this summer. Are those the elk that migrate down to Jackson Hole each winter?

    I enjoy your blog!
    -Trish

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  31. That is soo very cool! I would love that view!

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  32. Lovely images Trina - feel I have to whisper my comment in very hushed tones. While you are blessed with the elks, we live in a koala corridor. So once a year, we get a parade of ambling, chilled-out koalas up our little country lane. They go on the hunt for a new patch of eucalyptus trees to munch on. And then they put Barry White on the koala stereo & get 'romantic' in the noisiest way!
    Millie ^_^

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  33. That is so amazing. Majestic! Lucky you!

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  34. Wow! I can almost hear them and feel the cold air just by reading your post! How exciting! And how beautiful! TFS

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  35. Wish I'd been there for that majestic sight! Glad you got photos.
    Brenda

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  36. What a beautiful sight for you to behold on a cold snowy morning. Magnificent they are.

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  37. This must have been a magical few moments. Glad I found your blog...been reading back posts. All so beautiful and fresh. These pictures you took are truly amazing...surely one will have to make it onto the walls.

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  38. How beautiful - what a thing to witness! Thank you for sharing this!

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  39. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! Especially love these pictues of the Elk! Wow!! Love the area where you live and especially enjoy seeing all the pictures of your surrounding area. The elk pics. remind me of my trip to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole this past Summer.

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