Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finally some pictures of wildlife!

After dropping off my daughter this afternoon, I took a side road to a park that I pass by almost daily. I've been wanting to collect a handful of the Balsam Flowers that fill the hills every spring.  They are basically weeds but so beautiful.  As you can see it's still gloomy and a little windy.


All those yellow patches are clumps of Balsam, they have spread over all free land and unfortunately are taking over good grazing areas.

But the best part of the whole trip was the Meadowlark I heard, then managed to capture a picture of.  
    And at the end of the road as I was about to turn around, there was a little Marmot sitting and staring at me.  He didn't even move when I snapped his picture.   I still can scarcely believe that I actually had a working camera when wildlife appeared.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


  1. Those lovely balsam flowers look to me as if they are just begging to be painted!

  2. The Balsam flowers look very pretty.Now if only some of these flowers could be more controlled,so the cattle owners would have the green pastures for their herd.
    The fat little Marmot is cute

  3. I Love wildflowers even if they are on the "weedy side". Sure do have my share of them here in the SE. The Balsams are very pretty. I love Meadow Larks and their sweet songs. Great capture of this very special bird!


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