Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wapiti

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Our Easter drive led us to lunch in Nordegg and a drive north along the Forestry Trunk Road.
On the way out along Highway 11 we were treated to the regal sight of an elk feeding along the highway.
It ran into the bush as we got closer, but I still managed to get a few pictures. A second elk, not shown, was nearby.
Wapiti, the elk, is my animal totem in the Medicine Wheel.
Among their other attributes Wapiti indicates stamina. They may be an indication that we need to check out how we’re managing stress and that we might need to build our energy back up.


8 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

How fortunate for you to see an elk in the wild. Sounds like you had a lovely Easter drive.

Leah J.Utas said...

Yes on both counts, Bag Lady.

Reb said...

Sounds like a great Easter drive cousin. Glad you saw a Wapiti, they are so magnificent. Lucky you.

Leah J.Utas said...

Yes, we felt very lucky to have seen the elk.

Dawn said...

You were in the right place at the right time to get that shot. Very nice.

We have Wapiti out here. They were introduced about a hundred years back I think.

Leah J.Utas said...

It worked out well, Dawn.
Oh, my. I didn't know that elk had been introduced there.

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds like a great drive.
Looks like my animal totem is a turtle!

Missicat

Leah J.Utas said...

Missicat - A turtle is a fine totem.
Yes,it was a great drive.