Thursday, June 23, 2011
We walked almost nine miles around an Adirondack lake this afternoon, and I took some pictures along the way. Our themes were dramatic stumps, colorful flora and fauna, and natural selection.
This one looks like a residence, and probably is one.
Flowers and other colorful things...
A wild iris, right there in the woods.
I believe this species is butterflyensus oldnassus.
Then, because I promised "natural selection," herewith a just-severed fawn head. We are not sure what is responsible, but we suspect a fox or, perhaps, a coyote.
Nature is indeed red in tooth and claw.
Just beautiful. Thanks.
Yeah, nature is pretty brutal. We human tend to have this strange habit of killing our meals before we dine. Many animals just start eating while their meal is still kicking. This often leads to very strange arrangement of body parts.
As Mr. Foster indicated, nice to see the mighty Tigerhawk traveling to so many fine places.
Thanks for the display.
PS: It appears the amazing Gov. Christie has another accomplishment on some Union pension issues. Have you seen this good news?
Anon 12:24 -- it was on private property, a long way from a point of ingress for poachers. More to the point, we found evidence of the attack just down the trail -- deer fur and canine spoor right next to each other. So I would say that the odds are very high that the predator was canine, not human.