Shyla squinted into the rising sun this morning. The sun was intense but the air had a chill that is new.
For some reason that I don't understand, autumn is also the season when my trail cameras capture the most photos of mountain lions. Here, a mountain lion kitten arrived on the scene. You can tell that he must be kitten because of the spots remaining on his inner front leg. Those will disappear with age, as he becomes a pure tan color over his whole body. You also can tell that he was acting goofy - he wasn't simply sauntering along like adult mountain lions do.
At almost the same time, we were at a lookout point watching the sun set. The wildlife all like to use very difficult terrain where I don't walk the dogs, mainly because it's such an important area for our bears and mountain lions. So, we gazed at this view some distance from where the mountain lions were.