Today’s theme : Wildlife
In the first picture there is a very impressive elk on the extreme right edge of the photo, I took this while we drove down the road and was really trying to take a photo of the mountains, I realized the elk was in the shot when I downloaded my photos. You can see lots of dead pine trees, it is really awful on the western slope right now due to Mountain Pine Beetles. You can read about it here.
I yelled, “stop the car!” when I saw all these American White Pelicans on the lake (Grandby). I’m used to spotting two of these at a time but wow!! According to What Bird – A group of pelicans has many collective nouns, including a “brief”, “pod”, “pouch”, “scoop”, and a “squadron” of pelicans. I think this definitely qualifies as a squadron.
There were actually 5 moose in the same spot here, it was impossible to get them all in one photo. I still haven’t seen a man moose!
Finally, here is a little wildlife-my house. Yzma looks less like a kitten and more like a tiny cat now. She has one tiny white spot on her shoulder and her tail has a bit of a stripe to it. Her favorite pastime is lurking under furniture waiting for an ankle to savage.