Friday, February 25, 2011

Guest Poster: June "You Don't See This at Busy Solitude Farm!"

Where to begin?  On Wednesday I was visiting my sister who lives 7 minutes away from me on 9 mile Road, guess what happened??  We had a visitor.  My sister has lived there for over 37 years and in all those years, I had never seen a moose.  That is, until about a month ago I saw one crossing the road. 

My sister went to the counter, looked out the window and exclaimed, June, come here, but don't scream...I scream when I get excited!  There right before my eyes was a Moose.  My brother-in-law said she was about 1 year old.  We grabbed our coats and quietly went outside cameras in hand.  I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the experience!  We named her Eloise.

The next day around 3:00 p.m. the phone rang, it was my brother-in-law saying get up here, Eloise is back!  Off I raced to be part of yet another exciting moment.  That afternoon I took 75 shots of Eloise and at a lot of points I was 10 feet away from her. 

People were stopping and getting out of their cars to get a close up look.  Eloise didn't seem to mind, but seemed to be enjoying her moment of fame!  The fact that she was nibbling on my brother-in-law's apple trees was neither here nor there, we told him to chill!

And that, as they say is that!

Editor's note:  June lives in Wendover, Ontario.  Our dogs are related to each other.


Michael, Chicago IL said...

I'm soooooo jealous! I've been going to remote parts of Canada my whole life and I've never seen a moose.

Rose H (UK) said...

How beautiful, certainly moments like that are to be treasured - happy that you've had such a lovely experience. Hope Eloise will keep visiting :o)