Last night while I was at work my husband went to the camera store uptown and bought a replacement lens for the one that I had fallen on during the summer. This one is an 18-55mm lens, the same size as the one I broke. Naturally I had to get out this morning to try out the lens. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperating and a storm hung menacingly over the pond. Within an hour of taking this picture the temperature had dropped drastically and we were dusted by little puff balls of snow.
Maybe they greet all of the trails visitors with the same enthusiasm, but I like to think that the deer recognize me. This doe didn't hesitate to walk over. I'm sure the fact that I had a couple of apples in my pocket had nothing to do with her response.
Lucky for this squirrel it hadn't shed its winter coat yet. We have had a relatively mild winter so far but it is not uncommon to get snow in April and May in the foothills of Colorado.