Blue Skies   Leave a comment

What a beautiful day!  Bright and sunny, temperature in the low eighties, and blue skies — very blue skies for Bakersfield.

I should know by now — never go out without the camera.  On an earlier walk, not one but a pair of red-tailed hawks exploded out of the trees, screeching in apparent irritation at being disturbed.  I think they’ve taken up residence in this old cottonwood.

So I missed the birds, but at least I got the tree!

The cottonwoods aren’t going to give us much of a show of color this year, because most of the leaves are already on the ground.  The very oldest, like the one above, are rooted deeply enough to survive, if not flourish.  The younger ones are iffy.

Uh-oh!  I just heard quiet munching sounds behind me, looked around, and discovered Xena chewing the cord to my camera battery in half.  Luckily it wasn’t plugged in.  She’s never chewed electric cords before — and a good thing, too.  I’d better lock her out of here when I’m on the computer and not paying attention to her.  I guess the cord can be replaced.  An electrified dog can’t be.


Posted October 30, 2012 by stablewoman in Uncategorized

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