"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Monday, July 23, 2012
I saw a half-dozen bucks browsing out behind the garage early Sunday morning. All of them still had their antlers in velvet.
Though I had left the dogs inside and tried to walk slowly and calmly, these fellows didn't want to have anything to do with me. I was looking through my photo records, and I believe these are the only pictures I have of velvet antlers.