After handling some needed banking today, I pointed my ride west and headed out of the city. My destination? That changed after arriving at my first usual stop in Calico Basin. After taking the landscapes, I drove into the basin and sat down in my usual area, hoping to find some Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels.
And sure enough, they came to me like I was momma or pappa! I was grinning from ear to ear as these delicate little animals roamed around at my feet, stopping to sniff my shoes and legs. So adorable! My next trip out there, I need to have some oats in a bag so they can have a proper snack. Gladly, there were very few people there.
Tomorrow, I plan to take a ride into the mountains complete with tripod and a bite to eat as there isn’t much to eat up there unless you are a squirrel! Or any of the other critters up there. Maybe I’ll find some wild horses, so rare but it’s happened just once. Maybe I can grab some photos of the recent fire area too, so sad.
About the photos, the landscape photos are OK, but the photos of the squirrels are not what I’d hoped for. The main reason being the lack of direct sunlight as I was setting on a steel picnic table, directly under the metal roofing or sunshade. A bummer, man! I seriously need the telephoto lens for this camera as they were in the sunshine, but too distant.
But, that’s a $2600.00 price tag… Ouch. Photo time!