A Special Day

I spent my birthday today at Northwest Trek with my son, daughter and their families. The snow made the day seem even more special than usual, particularly for the young folks who couldn’t resist a romp in the snow.

We also saw more animals than usual, perhaps because the keepers spread food closer to the road during the winter so the animals were much easier to see than the previous times I’ve been there.

I still haven’t had time to go through all the pictures, but at first glance this shot of a young Bighorn Ram is my favorite.

I was also pleasantly surprised to return home and find the book Holy Tango of Literature awaiting me, a gift from Robyn, an occasional visitor to my site.

12 thoughts on “A Special Day”

  1. Happy birthday Loren! and a wonderful new year too. I love the way the horned hat in the first picture echoes the horned beast in the second 🙂

  2. My cataract surgery’s Jan. 2. Maybe I’ll see your pictures even better then. I’ve already been warned not to expect too much, so we’ll “see”. Or not. My nephew’s son and daughter (2 and 10)were playing on the climbing toys here at their great-grandmother’s house today like they were bighorns themselves! It was fun. Bring on the animals!

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    These are wonderful pictures. I look forward to reading your blog more fully. All the best.

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