The pen and ink is not quite ready to show yet. As with the pencil up, the going is slower than I expected and presents its own difficulties. So instead, I will share with you the 7 pointed buck that strolled though the back yard last week. I managed to take quite a few pictures of him in an effort to be able to count his points and I think I see seven.
I saw him come up from the shallow end of the lake and he nicely stayed around long enough for me to get the camera lens switched out to the telephoto. I tried to get a lot of head shots and grazing shots so perhaps at some point I can use one to draw. The unfortunate thing is that he was limping on his right foreleg. I couldn’t see anything wrong with the leg – no apparent blood or injury, but he was obviously in pain and unable to do anything except walk. He headed off into the woods next to the house and we haven’t seen him since. I think I will be able to identify him from the downward tine on the right antler. Here’s to hoping it wasn’t a serious injury and he recovers soon.