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“Perhaps it was the eyes of the wolf, measured, calm, knowing.
Perhaps it was the intense sense of family.
After all, wolves mate for life, are loyal partners, create hunting communities
and demonstrate affectionate patience in pup rearing.
Perhaps it was the rigid hierarchy of the packs.
Each wolf had a place in the whole and yet retained his individual personality.
Perhaps it was their great, romping, ridiculous sense of fun.
Perhaps it was some celestial link with the winter night skies
that prompted the wolf to lay his song on the icy air.
For the native people who lived with the wolves,
and the wolves once ranged from the Arctic to the sub-tropics,
there was much to learn from them.
Is it any wonder that the myths of many tribes characterize the wolves
not as killers but as teachers?”
~ Author Unknown

**This was a second entry I painted for a contest, it placed in the top 25 but didn’t win either.

Tags

snow, wildlife, wolf, woods

Comments

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    stunning work of art tammara… and interesting notes

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioalmost 4 years ago

    BRILLIANT SHOT!! INFORMATIVE NOTES!! XO

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work. Absolutely beautiful :)

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdalmost 4 years ago

    OMG, this is so incredible! Awesome work!

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 4 years ago

    Stunning work!! I’m loving it :)))))))))))))

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasalmost 4 years ago

    Indeed, the first stories I heard of them was from a great-uncle who tracked as a hobby and to keep alive the old ways.
    This is a beautiful piece of work! You have honored them.
    Peace,
    sass

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Tammara!! :)

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakeralmost 4 years ago

    Magnificent, image plus description!

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesalmost 4 years ago

    Superb work. and interesting read also.

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, stunning work, excellent art work Tammara.

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