The Cottontails, a Squirrel and Sparrow on the hot hiking trails
Like much of the country we are in the middle of a heat wave, today is no exception. I enter the park at 7:00 am and the humidity begins to coat my skin with a light sheen. I am thankful I warmed my lens to prevent it frogging up as 2 pair of ears are glowing in the distance. As I hike up Hot Springs Mountain I spot my favorite couple hiding in the tall grass. Two Eastern Cottontails are out for a hop having breakfast of tender greens. This is the second time I have seen them this week and it makes me forget the heat while I am taking lovely portrait shots. I feel blessed they show themselves to me again.
The heat as I climb higher on the Dead Chief and Short Cut Trails is creating a haze in the air. The light through the Trees twinkles as the sunlight pierces the foliage. When I reach the top it is only myself and a small Squirrel out enjoying the trails. It watches me from the side of a Tree as I head down the Hot Springs Mountain Trail.
As I finish my hike along Fountain Street only a tiny Female House Sparrow comes out to say goodbye.
Don’t forget to get out and play…
HUGS and Love to You ALL!