This week’s You Capture challenge focused on the topic of “peace” and I thought that was a pretty broad topic. I was all ready to jump right in. Until I had the most un-peaceful week.
We did manage to head out to the Great Smokies National Park on Sunday and I captured a bear and elk on my camera. That seemed pretty peaceful. I mean, really, how often do you get to see a bear climbing in a tree? And we weren’t about to make any noise, so we wouldn’t startle him (or her.)
A close-up of the bear:
And the elk:
I know that in a couple of the pictures, the elk look like they’re fenced in, but don’t let that fool you. The fence had many openings, and they just wandered. There is a group of about 5 elk that the rangers said are good friends right now. In about 3 weeks, mating season will be upon them and the elk will be fighting over the females – typical males.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little outing. I definitely found my time out there peaceful. Maybe not the driving on windy roads in hard rain, but it cleared up when we needed it to be clear. It was a nice Sunday afternoon!!
Be sure to check out Beth’s blog this week for more You Capture entries. You can also join in on the fun! 🙂