Well, the Bag Lady had to go back to town yesterday. The Rancher's truck had a broken spring, so it was in the repair shop, and needed to be picked up.
The Bag Lady asked her good friend to take her to town. Her good friend consented. The Bag Lady bought lunch for her very good friend, and they had a nice visit. They did a little shopping, although neither of them actually needed anything, while they waited for the call to tell them the truck was ready.
The Bag Lady finally called the shop only to be told it wouldn't be ready for a couple more hours! The Bag Lady and her extremely patient friend wandered around a few more stores, then finally drove to the repair shop to see if their presence there would perhaps encourage the repair along. When they arrived there, they were told the repair wouldn't be completed for a couple more couple hours! The service manager very kindly offered to drive the truck to a place where the Rancher could pick it up if that would help any. So the Bag Lady and her incredibly kind, patient friend came home again, leaving the matter of the truck to be sorted out between the repair shop and the Rancher!
When the Bag Lady and her friend were almost home, they spied something straight ahead on the road in the distance. They were actually supposed to turn off the road, but when they realized what they were seeing, and the Bag Lady remembered that she had her camera in her pocket, they drove on to have a look.
Mama moose and her calf did not seem to be the least bit bothered by the presence of the Bag Lady and her friend, and continued pruning the tasty little willows whilst the Bag Lady tried to take at least one decent picture. The Bag Lady's friend is an extremely talented artist who would paint a picture of these moose if the Bag Lady managed to take a good photo. ~~sigh~~ Of the half dozen or so photos the Bag Lady took, these were the best.
The calf was so intent on his dinner that he refused to pose for the Bag Lady, instead presenting his posterior in a rather determined manner! His mama at least acknowledged our presence, but seemed singularly unimpressed with the idea of having her picture taken. Of course, she could have decided that we were annoying paparazzi and gone on the offensive, but she chose the high road and ignored us instead!