On my way to work this morning I discovered three elk calves who were trying to jump the fence. They were adorable and so distressed that I stopped the jeep and got out with the intention of...what? helping them jump the fence? (This isn't my photo but it was in the general area of the proposed rescue operations.) The view in the morning is softer and the Peak is purpler, uh...more purple. We have had rains and it is a lovely soft green now with sunflowers growing where ever they please. Anyway, back to the elk calves. I pulled over and my husband pulled over and then a coworker and neighbor pulled over just to watch them cavort and bawl for their mamas. (I know, I know! aagh! Why don't we ride together? We're all going in the same direction so what's the deal? Well, the deal is that all of our jobs require our own transportation. I'm on call today and am "required" to have my own vehicle, Des has to go to Pueblo to check on our clients at the state hospital and is on call tonight so will need her own transportation, and my husband has to have a way to escape the prison at least once a day. The absurdity of this came so very clear this morning and I am going to rectify it.) Anyway, back to those elk calves.
(image from my-photo-blog.com)
So, we watched them and searched for their mamas and wondered it they were triplets as they were so identical in size and color. They ran away from the fence when they sensed we were paying too much attention to them. It was a nice start to the day and I thought about the event several times. Each time brought a smile to my face. They were gone this evening so I'm sure they found the Way.