“Be not afraid, you wild beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness have sprung up and are green…” Joel 2:22a
We don’t usually see very many elk along the highways until Autumn, when the rut begins and breeding season commences. Just yesterday, on a trip to Lewistown, we were blessed with front row seats for a viewing of about a dozen bull elk, with antlers still in velvet. They were sparring and chasing each other playfully as they traveled out of the timbered Snowy Mountains and through a hay field. Until breeding season this bachelor group will likely hang together, but that all ends when the race to sire next year’s crop starts.
These are just another example of the magnificence of God’s wonderful creation!
I think I am starting to get the hang of this, and have added yet another page. The new page, Beasts of the Field hosts an image gallery of non-bird wildlife. From time to time I will change out the images in the galleries, replacing them with other favorites. Over time I may increase the number of images in each gallery, but for now I am keeping them to 12 or less. At this point I haven’t planned far enough ahead to know how many pages will ultimately be posted, but I anticipate building two or three more gallery pages in the near future.
Last week I purchased the David Busch book on photoblogging with WordPress (see my very first post), and I’m getting a better idea of the modifications I want to make. I’ve added a gallery page for bird images, which seem to be my primary photo subject. In the near future I intend to add pages for some of the other subject groups I tend to photograph. There is no timeline for getting the basic structure set, but will fit it in when I find the time.
In light of today being the Lord’s Day, and the return of sub-zero winter weather, I thought the picture below would help brighten the day (and this page) while also serving as a reminder of the season to come and Christ’s imminent return.
Since taking up photography as a hobby a couple years ago, I have considered various options for sharing images, as well as my thoughts and experiences while capturing them. Managing websites is something I have experience with, but wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to that again. Over the past several months I have perused a number of photography blogs, both good and not so good. It wasn’t until I this afternoon when I had a little time to kill while my truck was being worked on, that I spent a couple hours at Barnes and Noble browsing through photography books and stumbled on a book about WordPress. The author, David Busch, has written several photography books that I have found very useful, so I sat down and spent a little time with “David Busch’s Quick Snap Guide to Photoblogging with Word Press.”
Seemingly a cheap and easy way to get my feet wet in this segment of social media, I decided to give it a go. I’m not sure how often I will be updating this blog, primarily because I have a lot to learn about how this thing works. At the least I intend to make weekly entries, including a favorite image or two from my travels. I find the uniqueness and diversity of God’s natural creations fascinating, and hope to share with you my passion and appreciation for His Creation.