Early Morning and Late Evening
These are two of my favorite times at The Cove, and two of the times of day that I remember how lucky I am to work in such a beautiful place. The warm sunlight reflected onto the cliffs, the ticking of the sprinklers in the cool morning air, the quiet lake, the happily sleeping campers that are just getting their vacations started – it all reminds me to be grateful for having such a great job.
There’s an old Karuk story about how Coyote brought fire to the people, and in the process got his tail burned – which is why even today, the tip of a coyote’s tail is black. As sun sets in the park and it fills with the sounds of clicking insects, I know the coyotes are running, the deer are grazing with their spotted fawns, and the rattlesnakes are starting their evening hunt.
Posted on August 13, 2013, in The Park and tagged billy chinook, boating, camping, Central Oregon, cove palisades, coyote, environment, fishing, High Desert, lake, landscape, nature, oregon, Oregon State Parks, outdoors, recreation, sunrise, sunset, things to do, wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.