Wednesday, March 14, 2012

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday, Guest Post & AtoZ Announcement

Hi there!

Today is my official chaperone day for my son's field trip to Garden of the Gods. Rather than show you another rock picture (today, anyway), I thought I'd post a picture of one of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep that hangs out at Garden of the Gods. Here's hoping we see the herd!

The problem with Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is that they resemble goats more than sheep (to me, anyway). We have mountain goats here that are all wooly and make me think of sheep. So I have to constantly remind myself which is which. Why would they do that? Here's a quick photo of a mountain goat:

Okay, okay, so it probably looks like a goat, too, but it's the wooly "fur" that gets me confused.

Random fact: A RM Bighorn Sheep's horns can weigh up to 30 pounds. That gives me a crick in the neck just thinking about it!

Two Announcements for ya':

1. I guest posted over at the Official A-to-Z Challenge Blog yesterday about how to make your links so they automatically open in a new window instead of replacing the current open page. Things were so crazy for me that I did not get the chance to add the link to yesterday's post on here, nor have I had the chance to respond to comments on either blog. I WILL be responding to comments later on today and getting all caught up!

2. Voting is now open on the A-to-Z Video Challenge: Click HERE to vote.

What do you think, do bighorn sheep look more like goats or sheep?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have fun with your son!
Now to confuse you further - the bighorn looks a little like an elk to me.

Rosaria Williams said...

I'm going over to read your guest post: just the sort of thing that I need to learn. Thanks.

Andrew Leon said...

Man, I want to go one fieldtrip there!

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

I always have a hard time separating the sheep from the goats. Hope you had a great time!

shelly said...

The sheep look like rams.

Unknown said...

I have to agree with you, I think the bighorn sheep look more like goats.

Unknown said...

Thank you for that post yesterday on linking. It was useful. And I didn't know that voting had started, so thanks for that announcement too!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Shelly. They look like rams.

I'll check out the link.

PR said...

I thought it was a goat til you said it was a sheep, think maybe the poor thing is confused? It's beautiful though :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Alex, that's sort of funny, because I slipped and called it an elk when talking to someone about it.

Rosaria, I'm glad to hear it might be helpful!

Andrew, I was so excited when I found out that's where his field trip was to!

Ron, glad it's not just me!

Shelly, I agree!

Jennifer, so glad you see it the same way!

Rachel, glad I could help!

Medeia, I agree with you both!

Anna, I sure wouldn't doubt it!

Jamie, good point!

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