I bet you thought I meant a colour didn't you? LOL Not this time I'm afraid. I thought I'd interrupt my normal blog postings to talk to you a bit about my Dad.
For as long as I can remember, my Dad has packed up his gear yearly and gone out hunting. As a kid it was always sad to see him go because I never thought he was coming back but after a few days he always did which, of course, made me really happy. As I got older I began to appreciate just what he did every year. The meat he bought back fed the family for a good year or more depending on how much him and his hunting buddies brought back.
Usually my Dad hunts moose but this year he was lucky enough to win the lottery and got an Elk permit so him and his friend packed up and went up island to the Campbell River area on Vancouver Island.
One of the nice perks of his going hunting in the wilds of BC is the fabulous pictures he brings back. This year was no exception!
What a gorgeous shot of a group of Elk cows, don't you agree? He snapped this photo but two minutes before the bull came along. He sent me a few pictures of him standing over the bull he managed to shoot this season but I think I'll stick to the pretty animal pictures. He's been hunting for eons but I still cringe at these kinds of photos so I won't subject you to them! This bull is massive too weighing in at 400 lbs! Wow, that's a lot of animal don't you think?
And I quite like this photo he sent too...so adorable that deer! My Dad doesn't hunt deer so this one was lucky enough to be captured in photo only!
If you've followed my blog at all over the years, you've also heard me speak of the carving that my Dad does in his spare time. I have been talking to him for about a year now asking him to incorporate these carvings into spindles and spinning wheels. He will come through for me one day I know it!
Don't you think these types of carvings would be fabulous on spinning equipment? Thought so! Any ideas on how to get him moving on the project? LOL He's retired now but I think he'll need to retire from his retirement before he finds time to think about carving spindles or spinning wheels.