The flock of pelicans has thinned out considerably in the past few days. The most I've seen at any one time lately is maybe 7. Yesterday there was just this lone male who paddled idly around the Pelican Pond in search of fish.
The beaver I have trying to photograph at the lodge finally gave me a wonderful photo opportunity, only to discover that the elusive creature I have been following has been a muskrat! But a cute muskrat. It has an entrance to its own den next to the beaver lodge as well as several others along the banks of the pond and the muskrat couple swam back and forth between the 4 different locations, often times with their mouths full of grass.
As a child I was always facinated by the moon. As an adult I still am. I guess its just the dreamer in me. Many times I have wondered what it must be like to lay on the moon and look up at the earth.