Lee Hiller-London
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The Cottontails, a Squirrel and Sparrow on the hot hiking trails

Like much of the country we are in the middle of a heat wave,  today is no exception. I enter the park at 7:00 am and the humidity begins to coat my skin with a light sheen. I am thankful I warmed my lens to prevent it frogging up as 2 pair of ears are glowing in the distance.   As I hike up Hot Springs Mountain I spot my favorite couple hiding in the tall grass.  Two Eastern Cottontails are out for a hop having breakfast of tender greens.  This is the second time I have seen them this week and it makes me forget the heat while I am taking lovely portrait shots.  I feel blessed they show themselves to me again.

HSNP Tufa Terrace Trail Eastern Cottontail
HSNP Tufa Terrace Trail Eastern Cottontail
HSNP Tufa Terrace Trail Pink Crepe Myrtle
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