Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rack 'Em Up

Marie Antoinette? Naaaah, It's Marie Antler-Net

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


With this week's theme being "Wild", I figured I'd keep you in suspense here. Did I manage to creep up behind an old moose with tatty antlers? Hmmmm, the focus is certainly on the state of that rack.

So let's keep the camera in roughly the same frame and simply switch the focal plane, in order to see what's in the background .....


So, I have to confess I wasn't really up close and within whispering distance of an old bull moose. No, sirreee, I was using my camera at the gas station at the aptly-named hamlet of Moose Creek in the Yukon.


It's all good, I'll just switch off the GPS because I think I can figure out exactly where we are on the Alaska Highway.

This moose (below) was a great subject, but I have to say he was a little, er, wooden.


And if I step around him very carefully, I might even be able to get a shot of this rusty old truck with a great hood ornament.


Yup, I guess the horn is definitely in good condition. However, I suspect that the rest of the vehicle might not quite match up.


I just hope you had as much fun as I did. Next time, I'll see y'all at Moose Creek.

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33 comments:

CrazyCath said...

I loved that and especially like the last shot. That is artistic.

Hilary said...

I wish I had some for my minivan. I would also settle for bull horns.

74WIXYgrad said...

all during this post I was expecting to hear "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!"

pat houseworth said...

Don't know about that rack...but I love that old truck, looks like it's been through war and back.

Maggie May said...

I reckon if we all had those antlers fixed on our cars, that it would soon get rid of the city gridlocks. After all, who wants an antler piercing the rear end of a vehicle?

dr. filomena said...

Heh heh ;-) thanks for this... I have a friend who's absolutely nuts about moose... will share this with her.

Bear Naked said...

If I lived up in the Yukon or the Northwest Territories I would definitely want that wooden moose in my front garden.

Bear((( )))

raf said...

Your moose close-up was just a little less tense than your incredibly close grizzly encounter, David. :)
You are certainly one of the most prolific writers in the blogosphere and also one of the most interesting. Thanks for sharing.

leslie said...

I can tell you sure enjoyed your sojourn into the WILDerness! ;D

Colin Campbell said...

We used to have antlers from reindeer around our house. My brother was a game keeper. Those are very spectacular.

Mushy said...

I loved the stop at Moose Creek!

I especially loved the hooded dude sleeping in the cabin. First thing I thought of was D. B. Cooper!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

reminds me of a scrapheap challenge...and as a certain scots bloke l know often says..

there's a moose loose in this hoose!

jmb said...

Now didn't you have fun doing this post. Just think that someone shot all those moose too.
It's wild country up there.

Deb said...

I wouldn't want to come nose to nose with a moose. In the spring we had some hanging around in our backyard - slow moving but I still kept my distance. I love the pictures if the old truck also. I have added Alaska to my list of places I must go visit.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

That hood ornament is hysterical! Very wild. Happy hunting!

Hilary said...

Love that old car with the antlers.

Leslie said...

Now that post is a beauty! Really good one this week, David. :)

Patsy said...

Great shots. I think we will see a lot of creativity this week.

Hootin' Anni said...

I never could understand putting animal antlers on the autos. Here in Texas it's 'falsely' been associated with Longhorn Steer horns on cars.

My wild is posted...the wildness of nature. Come see.
Happy Hunting.

Dragonstar said...

I love that wooden moose! And the car, too. Great entry David.

The Social Frog said...

Great pictures :)

Bengbeng said...

yr entries r so original. great shots. i never thought it was wooden though :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nothing as good as this in the U.K. David...
All we get is Mouse Pool... used to be known as Blackpool but as since been overrun by rodents.. ha!

Barbara H. said...

Hilarious! I'd hate to be in the way of that truck.

Annie said...

Wild and wonderful! I love that truck too. Happy weekend!

Dan Mega said...

David you need a truck like that!

Greyscale Territory said...

What an entertaining range of pics for the wild theme!

RJ Flamingo said...

David, that's definitely wild! The folks sure are different up in that end of the continent!

Stop by, won't you?
http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Cheers -- RJ

Randi said...

I thought you had been to Sweden!
I love your last shot!
But I hate to meet the moose when I am driving home in the night.

Enigma said...

Great shot. Love the play on words, too. If you want, the woman who may be the next vice president of the U.S. can share a great recipe for moose stew, according to her husband and kids. Thanks for sharing!

fishing guy said...

David: Great shots of the Yukon. The truck and the antlers are both worn away.

becky voyles said...

Loved all your point of views on these.

i beati said...

you fooled me hahah