Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Perversity!


It's been rather hectic
in my part of the world.

I'm coming from behind
in every direction.

Don't let this peaceful photo fool you.
It has me gnashing my teeth.

This is how my prairie pocket looks
every day I have time on my hands.



Mount Evans from the High Plains




But when I'm running late
for an important date
 ~ again!


Suddenly there they are!

Standing on the horizon 
and laughing at me ~
I swear I can hear them!

Sometimes I think the Universe
is downright perverse!




Pronghorn



You blankety-blank perverse pronghorn!
Well, darn-it-all,
I'm just going to have to 
be really late
for that important date!

You speak to me in your wild beauty.

























And were they there on my return trip?
Nope, nowhere to be found.
They're over the hills in some hollow 
~ laughing!

One day I'm going to get some really great closeups!
I swear!




26 comments:

  1. Those are still really cool shots.
    I think they are just taunting you...

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    1. Thanks, Alex! I think they are! I've been trying to get a sharp shot for ages, but they are wary and flee fast! Have a good one!

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  2. What beautiful shots of those pronghorn with the snow topped mountains in the background. But where is your snow?I wonder if they long for Spring as much as we do?

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    1. Thanks, Peggy! Our snow falls and then quickly disappears because of our intense sunshine. Twenty-four hours later, our area was covered with a thin blanket of snow. Another 24 hours went by, and you would never know it had snowed. Up in the mountains the snow is very deep this year, and we still have March and April which historically are two of our snowiest months. I'm sure the pronghorn long for spring too. We've had the bitterest cold in decades this winter, but the deer and the antelope seem to be fine. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thanks you, Linda! I hope that your week is going well! Take care!

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  4. haha a few look like they are mooning you
    I guess they had a clue
    You had them in view
    And were trying to get a pic or two

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    1. Trust you, Pat
      for a laugh where I'm at!
      I can't get the mooning out ~
      of my mind ~ as they flout
      those taunting hind quarters
      along the plains' borders!
      For sure they knew I was there,
      and then they fled who knows where!
      Have a good day
      at your bay!

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  5. "A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?" Clearly, Robert Browning knew about you and the pronghorns.

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    1. Your quote makes me more determined then ever, even as I laugh! Have an awesome day, Debra!

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  6. Hi Fundy!!
    I had a great laugh at your report on these gorgeous Pronghorns we do not have in France.
    I feel so often this frustrated when going out to target a specific species that will not turn up on that day.... of course! LOL!
    Well done, hope your were not too late!

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    1. Thank you, Noushka!
      It can be oh so frustrating! I've learned to always have my small camera in my purse, but I've got to start carrying my bigger, better point and shoot on a tripod in my car ready to rip. (Starting with ordering the tripod from Amazon!)
      My friend, who has been my massage therapist for almost 20 years, would rather me err on the side of late for an appointment than early! On the odd occasion I've been early, and I've had to go for a walk until it was time. She was probably tossing something in a closet to quick tidy ~ which I totally get. At least my Christmas decorations are finally away ~ She still has her tree up! We so get each other!
      I will never have your patience with hides or complicated cameras, but I am determined to be the best that I can be with what I do have! LOL!
      Happy hunting for more amazing photos! Have a good one!

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  7. What beautiful creatures!! I SO want to see pronghorn in the wild someday...

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    1. Pronghorn are gorgeous, Keith! The best place I've seen them is in Wyoming! I went on a dig with a paleontology crew from the Denver museum two times in Wyoming, and the pronghorn were magnificent! Have a great day!

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  8. Enjoyed the photos, thank you! Makes me want to take a vacation out west. The only place I've ever seen them (other than a zoo) is in Wyoming.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for Alex's interview. It's great to meet you. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I plan to stop by your blog in the future! You have a good weekend too!

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  9. That is SO funny, Louise! I look forward to the day when the joke is up and you do get your close-up ~ I look forward to seeing it!!!

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    1. Hi Audrey! I keep trying to catch up with myself! LOL I am always thrilled to get your comments. I WILL get the shot I want of the pronghorn! I hope all is well with you. *Hugs!*

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  10. Such lovely looking animals, great photos.

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I'm behind with answering my comments on this post because I was working on the scavenger hunt post! LOL! I feel like I'm always chasing my tail! And, February is thee days shorter than January or March! Hope all is well with you!

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  11. Very nice photos! They are magnificent creatures. I can certainly understand your desire for that perfect photo opportunity. If only they'd come closer. And pose. Haha!

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    1. I mean ~ REALLY ~ can't those pronghorn cooperate?! Haha for sure! I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend. I hear it is cold in the Great White North! My BIL Peter said it was -67 F in Regina. I did point out to him that he was lucky to be in Calgary where it's only -40 which is the same brutal cold on both temperature scales! Stay warm! Take care, Martha!

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  12. Your mountains are beautiful!! Isn't that crazy how animals can be there one visit and the next visit no where to be found. I think they do hide and laugh at us crazy humans :) Wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Michelle! Our wild animals are always leading me on a merry chase. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. They are still very very cool
    Shots!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Ana! I do love pronghorn! I hope all is well with you!

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