jenaconti posted a reply in Art and Religion about the Romanian icon I inherited from my father. I am totally blown out of the water (frozen as it is) that she was able to find out what the painting is all about. I owe you a dinner when I get to Norway, Jena! I am not religious, but was raised as a Lutheran and am aware of the role various religious beliefs and superstitions play in world culture. I appreciate the good things that have been done in the name of these beliefs and the evil that has been purveyed by these same beliefs. Mr. Spock would say that these things happen when humans are involved.
We set up the critter cam at near the site of the wolf-killed deer shortly after the incident. We checked the results a couple of days ago and had 477 pictures of deer and absolutely nothing else. The wolves moved on and the rest of the herd seems to have gotten on with their lives. Not very exciting, but often reality isn't.
Winter has been a bust this year. Hardly any snow and temperatures well above normal. The wind often blows the snow off my pastures and into the woods where it is about knee-deep. It's a pretty bleak picture. Here it is before sunrise on Friday morning.