Octoberย 2014


A fantastic video…
Wish I could have seen this in person!

There is a lesson here I think…about persistence…

I swear I can see a smile on the last elk’s muzzle…
Notice how the herd waits for the straggler.


36 thoughts on “Persistence….

  1. Persistence, I hear, pays off. Most of us here are in the I Don’t Give Up Easily Club. I was told by f to “Never stop searching” and I willn’t. Double Omega, IMO, wow! IMO, nice touch, f. I like it.

    • Lol, Amy. I know, right? That elk was so close to the fence it couldn’t even think straight. Only after it got a running start at the fence…after being scared away from the fence by a car…did it finally make it over. You can almost hear all those people watching say, “You can do it…doofus! You can do it! Just put a little more herp in your derp…ya herp derp.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Actually that Elk reminds me of myself:
    I’m going to tell my solve, no I have changed my mind, I’m going to tell, no I’m not ……. Maybe next year after one more search ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!

  3. I think we are a bunch of night owls
    It’s almost midnight here in Texas
    I guess I stay awake to see who whispers ๐Ÿ™‚ midnight isn’t so bad except now I need to rest up for work tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ $$$$$

  4. Poor thing. He/she must be young and not used to fences. Thank God that car drove by or the poor thing might not have ever had backed up to run and jump.

  5. Do not dismiss this poor old guy,
    Who was but distracted, a butterfly
    And availed a hint he must portend
    Half his shadow nigh The End.

    • Windsurfer – no one will dismiss you. Hope to take a run with you at vail/bc or big sky one day. I was glancing at Dal’s blog and noticed Forrest said someone was close to the tc. I’m curious to see what happens, and always hoped it would be found in my lifetime and also during Forrest’s. I think he would enjoy meeting the one who solves his poem.

  6. I guess I’ll stay the course in this search . I have always been persistent. LOL I was a Mason for 35 + years. Stonework is one of the most persistent jobs a person could have. I guess I will take Forrests advice. I will show it to a child. The latest comment she will be pleased when she sees it . Or close there of. Hopefully I can catch up to her. LOL ……..Word of the day Persistence.

    • Hello diggin gypsy (and sisters)…
      Are you the “she” ??

      If so, I’m happy for you!!
      You’ve been on the chase a long while and certainly have put forth the effort.

      • Yea I’m
        Her and thank you just went on a search a few weeks ago still came back empty handed. ๐Ÿ™

  7. I have seen this video before but I really enjoyed seeing it again.
    Thanks for posting it.

    • semper fi ,always count on the faithful.I was sitting here looking at that video,talking to that elk like he could hear me,jump.oh, poor baby.all he needed was to back off and regroup.he made it .yeah.and they waited for that’s love ,compassion ,all wrapped up in one.

  8. Never give up she said. Amazing and it wasn’t even mating season. Can’t believe I missed this one. Better late than never.

  9. ๐Ÿ™‚ “Never give up, no matter how long it takes or how difficult the journey…
    We must all conquer the barb wire fences of life… just like Forrest has done.

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