Thursday, October 1, 2009


A bull elk bugles in a meadow in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. I have always marveled at how quiet these huge animals are as they travel through the trees. I wish I could describe the sound of a bull elk's bugle but words seem so inadequate. I will never forget the first time I had ever heard it, it sounded almost like a flute, mystical and almost mournful, in the distant mountains. Purely musical, absolutely magical!