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August 20, 2011

California Ground Squirrel, tail


I had this notion that I would try and stick with doing a full year's worth of blogging every day. Why a year? I don't know. Just because it sounded good, I guess. It felt like a nice solid accomplishment to shoot for.

Well, it's only been a little more than three months of continuous blog posts, but I'm gonna' need to take a bit of a break. I'm hoping to only be gone about a week or so as I really do enjoy sharing photos and stories of the things I love most with all of you. My GI problems don't seem to be resolving all that quickly and I really want to try and focus as much of my energy as possible on feeling better and getting back outside where I belong. I'm doing OK and other than being somewhat uncomfortable and very exhausted, I don't think there's anything to worry about.

(Though I chose a photo of a California Ground Squirrel for this post, I can't resist mentioning that the fox family continues to come around regularly — several times a day now for the past 6 days! Watching them from the window or out the front door has been such a incredible and unimagined delight! In between foraging for dried olives on the ground they will occasionally romp and play, leaving me completely smitten. There are at least 4, and possibly 5 of them. We have seen more foxes in the last week than we have in the last 7 years of living here. I'm sure it's entirely coincidental, but I can't help but feel that the "nature gods" decided to smile on me just when I needed it most. Despite how crummy I feel, I can't possibly say I wish this last week hadn't happened or I'd have to give up all those wonderful memories in the bargain.)