So much happening…
This female Round-tailed Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus) is blind in one eye. She has learned there is no threat, turning her blind side, while keeping her other side towards real danger. Always speaking softly to her, so she knows of my presence, she goes about her life, eating the fruit of a Gray Thorn (Zizyphus obtusifolia).
Yesterday morning was crazy…mule deer pronking in front meadow when we were all surprised by each other…few minutes later, I stepped out of the door to leave the house and hear an insane buzz, know what it is-BEE SWARM…look and see huge swarm ENTERING CHIMNEY! Quickly, I dashed into the house and lit the wood-burning stove. They dispersed without killing them.
Hummingbirds are here, sipping from the flowers.