Shore of a different sea

Ornament

12 April 2010, 0.23 CET

The foothills to the Rocky Mountains begin directly behind my apartment. A brisk hike to the top of the nearest hill reveals that I live on the shore of a dry sea, stretching all the way to Missouri (or somesuch).

Boulder Shore

Boulder Shore

Boulder Shore

Watching over this landscape is what appears at first to be a very stern pelican. I snuck in for a closer look.

Boulder Pelican

However, once one gets closer, the pelican is actually a rather self-satisfied baboon. Meet Bertrand, the patron baboon of Boulder.

Boulder Baboon