Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coyote sighting


I went for my morning walk yesterday and didn't see hide nor hair of the coyote.  Nothing.  Nada.  Zilch.  Not a flicker of an ear.  Not a speck of white among the tan bushes.  so, off to school I went.  I did have my Canon with me, so after dinner (we ate dinner down in Indio with our daughter and son-in-law), I stopped by again.  Nothing.  Nada. Zilch.  I DID go investigate the area where I'd previously seen the coyotes and I did see a hollow where I think they sleep during the heat of the day.  It was under a big shrub and looked quite cool.  Since I had the time, I walked out past the acacia trees.  Nothing.  Nada.  Zilch.  One my way back, however, a coyote ran up from the golf course pond right in front of me!  By the time I fumbled around to get my camera, he/she was long gone!  But, at least I know they are still in the area!

2 comments:

KT said...

We live in surburban Chicago - but are around a bunch of forest preserves. I do see them often...they closely watch me as I walk by. Since they are in suburbia...often the news has stories about them going after small dogs, garbage, etc. It is always nicer to see them when on vacation in more rural-natural areas.

Inger said...

I just read the above comment and remember that they are a problem in Los Angeles and its suburbs too. Here in the canyon, we hear them all the time at night and see them every now and then. They are true survivors.
I wanted to thank you for your kind comment on Angel's passing. It meant a lot to me.