original pastel painting
Another beautiful animal we see frequently around our house is this moose. Just this afternoon, she was eating bushes across the road - in our neighbour's yard for a change!
This pastel painting is from a photo I took of Miss Moose when she was chomping on my Mountain Ash tree last winter. I opened the door and told her to stop destroying my tree, and as she stared at me, I took her picture. It was rather scary because she is so VERY tall, and I wasn't sure if she would charge at me. I've seen her charge at my dogs before - so I know she does that when she's frightened pr annoyed.
She just ignored me though, and continued "pruning" my tree up to about the 8 foot mark. Oh well! She's so beautiful that I guess I have to not mind what she eats. And, the tree did just fine this summer, so no real damage was done!