21 December 2009

Brush to Bone #1

August 2009 in Eastern Washington was gorgeous! Louie, Mac and I spent several days on Spectacle Lake, somewhere half way between Winthrop and the Canadian Border. While the boys did a lot of fishing, I went exploring. 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...