You never know what you’re going to find out in the woods, or see. Hunting is no exception. Here’s my story in pictures. I didn’t get the elk or bear meat I was after, but I got something greater. A glimpse of the vast beauty of our created world.
You never know what you’re going to come across in the woods.
An unusual arrangement of fungi . . .
Last night’s snow . . .
Or a bear crossing your track within ten minutes of you.
This morning heavy mist rose from the ground . . .
We came to a stream . . .
Where I admired frosted leaves . . .
Clear water in the sun . . .
A frost-riven rock . . .
Minute,delicate fungi . . .
A forest giant . . .
And at last, elk tracks!
I followed the elk tracks 3/4 mile to private property, and on the way found . . .
Other fantastic creatures.
An elk rub bolstered my spirits after an uphill hike.
I wandered and rested until evening, marveling at this fallen giant . . . with my rifle for perspective.
Over a hundred feet tall, now long.
The intricacies of life we seldom think of, yet so important.
Evening fell, with no elk or bear, but a great sense of God’s goodness and beauty.
The hunt was worth it all.