These are all of the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel photos left from the other day. They are rather poor quality and I had to do tons of cropping to pull the cuties in some, the 24/70mm lens would have been better but it was back home. Oops. I hope your weekend has been good. The temperature stayed below 100F today which is nice!
If you are a new follower then you may not have seen these darling Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels on the blog before. They are everywhere in the desert, even in town in some areas but each time I visit Calico Basin they always come out to eat the seeds or peanuts that I toss out for them.
This is the first time I used the 50mm lens for this, the photos look pretty good in spite of no zoom lens. The photo of Turtlehead Peak (the pointed rocks pointed left) was taken from the parking lot for public parking and hiking in Calico Basin. I wish I could go hike there again but it’s too hot in summer, and my heart just would be in it, literally.
This has something to do with why many of my photos are taken from the truck. Can I have my 20-year-old body back? Please… Time is cruel, time is the fire in which we burn.
In this post, I’m reposting scenes from Sunset Park taken in 2020 during the apparent peak of the pandemic. Nothing stops this photographer, right? Sunset Park is close to the intersections of Sunset Road and Eastern Road which is the southeast corner of our lovely McCarran International Airport. A good place for aircraft photos too.
Sadly, Pepper the German Shepard is no longer with us, she was dad’s constant companion. The pelican and the rabbit were photographed in Florida some years ago. The horse photos were taken here in a park with a riding stable. Cute critters, our constant companions through our journey of life. Horses are beautiful but scary for me!