02 Jul 12. While returning Mini to her family after having spent the weekend with us so her family could go to the shore, grand daughter Harper decided that she and papa should have a footrace to and from Mini's home. On the return leg, just as the finish - our house - was approaching, she turned around to see how the race was being run, and tripped on a rock resulting in a face first encounter with the rocky driveway. Oh tragedy of tragedies, three scratched areas that oozed a bit of red stuff that doctor grandma quickly fixed, and then it was a climb into papa's lap to rapidly fade away. Two legs seemingly just don't hack it for traversing rocky ground. But four legs seem to do just fine allowing for covering almost any type of terrain without difficulty. This guy wasn't having anything to do with traveling over the ground at all, in fact, he seemed mostly interested in getting approval from mom that he was safely hidden from all ongoing activity, but his cousins were having a grand time frolicking about and having an occasional snack courtesy of their moms. We've seen new born and older fawns of White Tail deer in Big Meadow, Shenandoah National Park, MD, week or older Black Tail deer here on the property, and now, after a late spring visit to the Olympic Game Farm, relatively young calves of Roosevelt Elk. They are all really cute, but of the three, I think I like the elk babies best. Perhaps because I really like the big beasts. Nikon D300s; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 200; 1/200 sec @ f / 9. Hand held from the SUV.