21 December 2009

Brush to Bone #1

August 2009 in Eastern Washington was gorgeous. I spent several days on Spectacle Lake - somewhere half way between Winthrop and the Canadian Border. One early morning before the sun rose too high, I climbed a steep, rocky slope, just to see what was on the other side. Lured by the romance of abandoned settler outbuildings, gold mines and possibilities. What I discovered was a wide open, rolling plain of sagebrush, cow patties, and the beautiful, slender jaw of what must have been a young deer. Brush to bone...