Before sunrise: Drove beneath a scrawny slice of moon nearly smudged out by fuzzy dark starless sky. Maneuvered the slick icy obstacle course of zipping ghost white jackrabbits on my way to the gym.

After sunrise: Stopped on the flats after the cattle guard just before the climb home to wait for 15 deer to cross.  The last young’n had a troublesome hitch in its gait but the others waited and watched out for the little bugger who opted to crawl under the barbwire fence rather than leap over it.

Sheep Mountain wakes up with a sigh beneath the soft winter flannel sky

Sheep Mountain wakes up with a sigh beneath the soft winter flannel sky