More of October -

This time the wind was whipping snow through the trees instead of rain -

10/20/12

10/15/12 Our first look at Winter (Unfortunately, the marker on the following page bled onto this one.)

Howard brought home from Washington part of a maple vine. The bright red color of the leaves didn't survive the trip, but the vine had several interesting shapes.

10/16/12

On that same trip coming back through the Big Hole, Howard had an immature Swainson's hawk fly in front of the pickup, and I saved some of the feathers. I also found a pile of plucked turkey feathers on the trail across the 10 acres. I had trouble on this page with the title lettering, so they both got "bandages".

10/27/12 Predator and Prey feathers

Shopping for groceries I saw some Fall gourds and brought them home. They always remind me of sketching in early art classes.

10/18/12

For Halloween, the dogs and I were on the search for bones.

10/31/12 We found the last of Mr. Elk - most of the spine and pelvis - wrapped around a tree trunk not far from his original resting place. It took approximately 3 years to get the carcass down to bones. The dogs have since brought what was left to their bone pile.