Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Here are just a few of the reasons that walking laps around my driveway, just as the sun is coming up, beats a treadmill all to pieces.

First of all there are these zany squirrels that are always running amok around here. Yeah, they steal all the bird seed, and can burn your house down if they get in the attic and chew on your wiring. But I must admit, they do keep me entertained!

Then there's this gang of young bucks that's been hanging out in the hood lately. I went years with only the rarest glimpse of a buck, but this summer I've seen them on a regular basis. I have no idea why.

I love taking note of what is starting to bloom or fade, and just who is paying it a visit.

There are all kinds of birds out at that time of day, but they must have much better hearing than the other critters, because they always manage to flit away before I can get close enough to nab a good shot. Haven't managed to get pics of our fox family either, but I am ever hopeful.

And, of course, there's always the view, and getting to see the sun come up from behind those hills.

Did I mention those crazy-ass squirrels?