We went to bed early last night, so we were up earlier than usual this morning. What good dogs we have, they wait patiently for us to get up - not a peep out of them until our feet hit the floor. A real luxury for us.
|early morning sun on the mountains across the lake|
|this view is worth getting up early!|
Yesterday I said it was so quiet it almost hurt our ears. This morning the air was full of sounds. The huge pine tree in front of Beluga was alive with birds. Over our heads we heard, then saw, chickadees (Mountain Chickadees, new to us), Clarks Nutcrackers (also new to us), nuthatches and woodpeckers. They were having a free for all with the huge pine cones. The Clarks Nutcrackers sat on the branches and pulled the seeds or nuts out of the pine cones and hammered them against the trunk of the tree. As you might imagine, the left overs rained down on our heads! We were able to protect our coffee and tea cups, but we couldn't avoid the junk in our hair! We watched a solitary white pelican ride the thermals over the lake and then disappear. Lovely.
|a Clark's Nutcracker|
|Sasha's dusty dirty face. And, Lewis is no longer a black standard poodle, he is now a silver standard poodle. Clouds form when we pat them, cough, cough.|