I've shared tea times and wildflowers from our cabin, but our animal guests are a bit camera shy and more difficult to photograph for sharing. Sometimes we can see deer observing us from the woods; elk grazing in the meadow or drinking from the spring; or bears grubbing for bugs in stumps in the woods. I'm generally too slow with my camera or they are too far away for me to get a good shot. Early this summer we installed a trail camera that is motion activated and takes pictures day or night. It's been fun to see who are visitors are. This meowing bobcat is right outside the cabin and looks to be sauntering to the area by the fire pit.
A deer is by the shadow of the cabin. Of all the animals captured by the camera's eye, they win for being in the greatest majority!
The elk come in second. Once one walked right up to the camera and sniffed on the lens! Then he changed the camera perspective, making for interesting, skewed photos for awhile!
And this young bear is headed into the space between the woodshed and the outhouse. He found an aluminum funnel that was set on a ledge by the generator station and chewed it up! I doubt it tasted very good, but he was curious.
A young buck grazed in the meadow among the wildflowers.
A wild turkey on the cabin's circle drive. All I can say for him is that he is fortunate that he's visiting a family of vegetarians! He's one safe Thanksgiving turkey!
I'll post updates as they become available. We know there are many mountain lions, coyotes, and a wolf pack in our area. Maybe someday they'll be in the camera's eye as well. Thanks for visiting!