Monday, July 26, 2021

The Buck Moon provided

The photo above was at 3:30 in the morning when I had to get up and help hubby with a few things.

I went out just before dawn to check on my mules and see if there was a fog moving in. There usually is after a hot humid day and a cool but damp night.

I think the Buck Moon was tired, so it rested on my dead pine tree.

The sun is still blood red in the mornings or orange depending on the smoke, clouds, and haze.

But the valleys provide for mists and fog which make it interesting.

And then...

This Buck showed up as the fog began to move across the pasture. Another young buck wandered into the area too, but I couldn't get a clear photo of him. They look like the ones I've been catching on the trail cam.

A doe jumped the line fence and stopped. She obviously saw me but it must not have bothered her much as she went on to graze and wander off into the woods.

I glanced towards the woods and...
there was a hawk watching over the meadow.

I had promised to let my neighbors' dogs out into their fenced yard for a potty break. I walked up there and took another walk out the ridge.

I guess it was my morning for wildlife.

I watched the moon fade away to the western sky and headed back home to start my day.

That's it. 

The Buck Moon.


  1. Another great Moon shot! I'm so jealous. I was enchanted with the moon again last night and pulled out all of my "photo upgrades" and still did not get a good shot. I doubt I will be posting them today, but maybe later... just for comparison. The Moon was that wonderful orange color and my pics will most likely not show that feature off. BTW, we saw a Buck today as well. Mushroom hunting... He was still in velvet.

    1. Yes this is the phase where they are growing their velvet begging in late August and September, however anything goes this year.
      The moon is a hard subject because it throws off the camera sensor so don't be alarmed if you have a hard time. You can underexpose and see if that helps?

  2. Oh I like the Moon in your dead pine tree! That is an awesome shot! WE are seeing deer on a regular basis.

    1. Thanks, that is one of the few trees that need to come down. I looked at it and just felt a shot like that would be fun.

  3. You got some nice serene sky & wildlife shots. What a great way to start your day!!

    1. I like mornings when I am not in a rush to be doing everything at once.