Wild thing….

The “Plan” for yesterday was to locate myself up in the mountains along a four-plus mile trail that led to one of my favorite Wasatch Mountain lakes, but the weather forecast suggested a 60-80% chance of snow and rain up there…and I did not bring any wet-weather-appropriate hiking gear with me from the desert…so I instead went and had lunch with an old friend…and then stopped off at the Jordan River Walkway on my way back to the house.  I know that I have shared images and commentary from/about the Jordan River when I was living here in the Salt Lake Valley, so some of you might be familiar with it already in a general sense.  If not, you can click on the highlighted and hyperlinked words above to visit the Jordan River Commission’s official website for more information.

While I did manage to make more than a few images of a couple of storks, a flotilla of juvenile ducks, bridge crossings, and river-scapes with mountain backgrounds, I also happened upon the above scene.  I had spied a small path in the wild grasses that appeared to lead from the walkway down to the river’s edge and was preparing to follow it so I might gain a closer vantage point/perspective…until I noticed this feral cat that had stopped in the middle of it.  The little creature was not startled or alarmed at my presence and didn’t move for what was probably only a minute or two…long enough for me to capture four or five images.  Anyway, there it is…nearly enveloped in a beautiful canopy of Russian Olive trees and other vegetation along the Jordan River.

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10 responses

  1. Tiffany

    Sorry you couldn’t make it to your lake. This has definitely been a wet and wild winter in the Wasatch. I can’t believe how much snow is still up there! It’s made for a great snowshoeing year, though. How long are you here?

    June 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

    • Hello Tiffany…I’ll be here through this weekend…have plans to go to Bells Canyon lower falls tomorrow and then to White Pine Lake on Friday…. Can’t wait to see those thundering falls again!

      June 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

  2. What a terrific photo! The cat is now in its own element.

    June 14, 2017 at 9:45 am

    • It sure is, Terry….and thank you.

      June 15, 2017 at 6:28 am

  3. I bet the snow covered mountains are gorgeous and you didn’t bring gear for mountain weather in June? I always enjoyed seeing the mountain tops covered in snow in summer. It almost made the heat bearable. Watch out for them wild things, though! 🙂

    June 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    • There is still a bit of snow up there, Gunta…more was brought the other morning, but that’s gone now, too. And no, I did not bring “rain” gear, but I do have my mountain hiking gear, so I will be there…in a couple of hours, and again tomorrow morning, bright and early. The daytime temperature will be 30 degrees warmer in Phoenix than it is up here, when I get back down there…sickeningly wrong….so I am enjoying this reprieve while I can. And yes, I shall be watching out for them wild things, too….. 🙂

      June 15, 2017 at 6:31 am

  4. Fantastically foilage-framed feral feline photo.

    June 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    • Eloquently exact, Emilio…. 🙂

      June 15, 2017 at 6:31 am

  5. I’m glad you have had time to get out a lot – and having lunch with an old friend is a good thing, too! Happy Father’s Day!!

    June 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn…it was a great week spent in my old hometown….

      June 24, 2017 at 9:00 am

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