I've been in a dry spell at my other wildlife cameras. I arrived at one of them today to discover that, for the first time since I set up the camera, the wind had blown away the snow so that I could see the pine-needle covered ground around the camera. My eyes were drawn like magnets to two piles of mountain lion scat just behind the camera. "Ah ha", I thought, "I do have a good spot here". I just need to adjust the camera in case the spot currently *behind* the camera is habitually used by mountain lions for scent marking. So, I did - and we'll see if my luck improves soon. It's a hobby that is teaching me patience, patience, patience.
K and I went for our sunrise snow bike ride today. The mountains glowed in the light of the sun just cresting the eastern hills.
Later in the day, we took a sunset hike. K rolled in the snow, a happy Labrador.
We headed for home as dusk fell, a tired and happy pack.