I'm on the phone at dusk yesterday talking to my mother and Don yells, "Lillian, Lillian come here quick!" I run to the window and this very large moose is walking about 20 feet away from the house. Wow!!
I tell mom to hold on, and, photographer instinct kicking in, run for a camera. My Canon Mark II does not have a card in it (sidebar: never put your camera down without a fresh card in it). I grab the Canon point and shoot and get this photo through the window as the moose rounds the corner of the house. He walks down the driveway and into the woods.
Our first thoughts are how utterly cool and what a privilege it is to live in an area where we can see a moose in our yard. Proves there's enough wetlands and wildness nearby to sustain such a large mammal. Other thoughts are how both enormous this animal is, with its front heavy large shoulders, head and antlers, yet how graceful it moved as it stepped quietly past us. Kinda' like a football lineman and ballet dancer in one.