Things have been busy lately, so not only have I had very little time out in the garden (hence nothing much to write about), there's no time to write.
Luckily I have a pretty extensive backlog of old photos -- don't we all? -- that I can pull from as needed. So no baby turtles today, but how about a coyote?
Back in 2001 when this photo was taken we had a big increase in coyote sightings. From "never" to probably once a week or so. One night we were awakened by a "pack" (could have been just two or three animals) yipping and howling on the driveway below the bedroom window. That is not a sound you forget!
This was also the time when one of our soon-to-be-adopted strays was still living out in the yard. How he escaped the coyotes' notice I'll never know.
We haven't seen or heard a coyote for many years now... at least seven (if I had seen a coyote after starting this blog I would have written about it!), so these terrible photos are all that's left.
In 2003 my stepson found this:
A baby opossum! I never knew how he found all of this stuff, but he had a knack for it. I'm pretty sure he and his mom brought the little thing to the animal rescue center after we snapped some photos (again, terrible. I can't believe how cool we thought this crappy digital camera was back then!)
Opossum sightings are pretty rare in my garden -- I think we've seen one every few years at most. Now maybe they're out there every night and we just don't know...
So that's all I have for you today: terrible photos from long ago. I hope I'll be able to get out into the garden soon...