A golden day when the light falls soft and yellow on dry reeds, and the wind rustles stalks and seeds as it draws across the prairie.
Ahead, a movement counter to the fingers of the wind.
A small creature weaves its own path over the field, sees us, stops, ears perked, body still. Watching. Ten minutes pass before it slinks away into tall grass.
|Half hidden, watch and wait.|
|The stream through the refuge.|
What is this? Prairie coyote.
Location: Condie Nature Refuge, near Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo Date: October 10, 2011.