Saturday, August 25, 2007

Weminuche Trip

I won't try to get myself bothered by squirrel haters any longer. Instead, it would be better for me to persue peace, beauty, and harmony. Which is partially why I signed up for a trip with the Sierra Club to the Colorado Rockies; more specifically the Weminuche Wilderness. I will be leaving by bus to go there next Thursday. I look forward to being surrounded by the pristine beauty of God's creation. I love to hike. I don't get tired after several miles, in fact, I'm kind of disappointed with the White Rock Creek trail in Dallas, which was "only" seven miles long. Needless to say I was looking for more trail after it ended. At Weminuche, I am looking forward to hiking for dozens of miles a day. I'm also longing to see and photograph squirrels I know about but never seen before. To see a list of squirrel species found in the Colorado Rockies, please refer to the archives of June 9 and 10.

The Sierra Club Website
Weminuche Wilderness Website

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Squirrel Haters

Okay, here's another rant about squirrel hater/killers. It's not my favorite thing to talk about, but here goes. I try my best to talk sense into them about squirrels, but they still think they're vermin. Perhaps I shouldn't be angry at these people, but rather, feel sorry for them. Not just for whatever squirrel problems they may be going through, but also because they don't seem to have that ability to see the good things in squirrels. It's as if they're in a muddy pit of hatred and bloodlust; and they don't know how to, or are simply unwilling to, swim to the shore of truth and beauty.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Roy Orr Trail

I decided to go to Roy Orr trail for a couple of reasons. To test my new Fujifilm camera on the squirrels, and to attempt to collect pecan tree seedlings for my yard. It was uneventful, because it is not really the right time of year to do either of these things. For one, I was only able to get a couple of pictures of squirrels, and they came out too blurry. I never got the chance to test other modes on the camera because there wasn't enough squirrels. The other problem was, the soil was much too hard and dry to dig up pecan seedlings without destroying the roots. So I went back home empty-handed. :-(

Perhaps I'll have better luck next time!

On a bit of side humor, I don't think this trail was named by someone named Roy Orr. After the trail was completed, some people were disputing about what to call it, until a dog came along and barked, "Royorrrrr".

Monday, August 6, 2007

White Rock Lake Squirrels

Today I rode my bike on the White Rock Lake trail in Dallas, which is 9 miles long and circumnavigates the lake. I only saw 4 squirrels, which is expected because squirrels aren't very active in the summer. Attached is a picture of the lake. Ducks, which are intellectually inferior to squirrels, are quite common. I tried to get pictures of a squirrel here, but my camera is a piece of junk with an extremely long shutter delay. I promise to get a new camera soon. Right now, I am typing this with one hand because the other hand is playing with my prairie dog Mancha.