12:58 p.m. - 2006-11-12
Currently I imagine some of you are watching the Packers vs Vikings football game! Should be a comedy of errors!
Anyway, long ago I promised a write up about our trip to William O'Brien State Park, near Stillwater, MN.
We sure had a wonderful weekend there. It was windy and warm, and we took several walks. Sometimes I try to predict what creatures we will encounter. I announced to R, "Today we will see the red squirrel." And only moments later, one appeared!
Squirrels with white bellies are the cutest.
In addition to the squirrel, I also proclaimed we would spot a snake! And lo, on our afternoon walk:
Hello, little garter snakey! Maybe I should do a write up on those guys....
Unfortunately, I think I prophesied we would see a marmot, and none came forth. We did see some gophers and chipmunks though.
But the piece de resistance was:
A Sign of the Wild Beaver!
Note how the beaver cleaned off all of the delectable branches and cleaned up his mess.
And where did the beaver/s haul this woody bounty? Why, down this here beaver trail!
A few final vistas for your viewing pleasure: