A substantial amount of snow fell on this suburban open space area in central Colorado, but after a couple of days the weather warmed up and it all melted! It was pretty while it lasted. To see all of this week’s monochrome images, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
Soon after leaving the beach of shells from yesterday’s post, the lighting turned to twilight.
Then the finale for the day on the shore of the Indian Ocean was streams of light falling through openings in the passing clouds.
The koala is the sleepiest animal I have ever seen–except for possibly the sloth. They sleep curled up in a ball in a eucalyptus tree most of the time. But they occasionally begin to yawn and stretch, and then they perk up and look around for a short time. A very short time! This koala had been relocated from its native home in eastern Australia to a national park in western Australian. The koala’s habitat has been encroached upon by development in the eastern areas and it’s existence is threatened, even though it is not officially listed as endangered. There are many Australians who love the koalas and others who are actively working to help them. However, there are a few who think of them similarly to the way some Americans see raccoons, a little pesky and not always nice.