My typical posting features a species or a process. But, today it is merely a grab bag of things seen while roving around yesterday with Derek Kite. The odd thing is that, rather than seeing interesting birds, all the good stuff was earthbound.
I have mentioned before that as far as I can tell marmots do little more than eat, sleep, mate, and bask. Now and then, they also try to stare down passers-by.
It seems that turtles also choose the marmot’s lifestyle. These two Painted Turtles climbed a short distance up a deadhead and then decided that was enough work for the day.
The Columbian Ground Squirrel spends about two-thirds of its year underground. This peek must have been almost its first look outside.
Within ten metres of the ground squirrel were many glacier lilies. I suspect that the squirrel views them not as lovely, but as tasty.
Finally, while driving past Nelson’s Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, I thought that the portico might offer an interesting site for a full-sphere panorama.