A very small creature among big rocks on an even bigger mountain. This little one and I almost seemed to be of like minds a couple of weeks ago.
High above timberline, with all of creation below me, I oftentimes just sit down and look out toward the distant horizon taking in the scene with my eyes and the fresh air with my lungs. It provides a bit of a moment of “Zen” as I sit alone with only my own thoughts and the sounds of nature.
As I was doing just that, this pika emerged about 10 feet away, climbed to the top of the rock and sat – far different from their usual busybody activities. For a few moments, man and beast shared an experience. Kind of nice.