rodent tracks and burrow
more rodent tracks (mouse?)
squirrel tracks at the base of a tree
Mother Nature - the world's greatest artist
Notice how the light is different in the two recent shots of Round Meadow. We are clearly still in a low-sun phase of the year - a consequence of living at a somewhat northern latitude. I have a friend who lives in Sweden - far north of Stockholm - and I think I would hate those days with almost no sunlight. I suppose one gets used to it, but still.... I also have a cousin who lives in Costa Rica - at this time of year I wouldn't mind the nearly endless sunlight that they get there. BUT we really get the best of both worlds here - four seasons, reasonable temperatures, and endlessly changing scenery. I've always lived in the northeastern U.S. and while I sometimes feel rather provincial, I also love it here and don't really want to live anywhere else. I still have so much to learn about the flora and fauna of this area that I'm not ready to move on yet.