Thursday, January 22
Finally, rain! I must admit to guiltily enjoying the last couple of weeks of sunshine but I am glad the rain is finally here. Mark, Abby and I have been hiking and bird watching and just enjoying this unseasonably warm January. Last week we saw a beautiful young coyote. She was so playful and gorgeous. She was hopping around in the tall grass probably scaring some small animal into an early grave but we sure were happy to share the trail with her.
Today Mark and I headed up to Rancho San Antonio knowing it could rain buckets on us but it didn't. It was so lovely and green with a heavy mist over everything. It was just beautiful. That is what being in church should feel like. We surprised a few animals coming out of the mist the way we did. We walked within 10 feet of a few deer, were treated to the sight of about 10 California Quail crossing the trail and best of all, we saw a bobcat. It was a little bit of a thing but with the attitude of a mountain lion. He watched us back for a few seconds and then, in no particular hurry at all, turned his back on us and padded slowly away.
Some days you just feel so lucky to be breathing on this incredible planet ya know?