Month: April 2012

Welcome back to Cougar Crest

    You know what pisses me off almost as much as rattle snakes?    People who put fake plastic snakes in the middle of trails.    Not funny.    Not funny even if your a twelve year old boy.    No one will be laughing when I almost have a heart attack jumping over a fake plastic snake on …

When it rains, it pours

   I thought I was accomplishing things today.   And then my garbage disposal fell out of the sink.   Johnny was over helping me assemble the book shelf that I had just bought, plus I had just taken down all the ugly towel bars in the up stairs bathroom.   I was so productive today!    Something had to …

A Sweaty Mess

     If I’m porch sittin’ that means it must be spring time!    Just to clarify, porch sittin’ means it’s seven A.M. and I am sitting on my porch swing in the mountain sunshine, drinking a latte, wearing my bathrobe (hood up, uni bomber style) and talking to my cats.    Oh yeah, I’m that scary neighbor …

A Day at the Zoo; Porcopine Man Smell, Foxy Foxes and holding Animals that are Terrified of me

The redtail hawk writes songs across the sky,There’s music in the waters flowing by,And you can hear a song each time the wind sighs,In the golden rolling hills of California. Words from one of my favorite Kate Wolf song . I always wonder when I’m hiking how Cooper Hawks look different from Red Tailed Hawks. …

I’ve Still Got it!

     Yup, I’ve still got it.    I may be thirty one. I may have horrible gas most days. I may not have washed my hair in a few days, but to the homeless population of Redlands, this mountain girl?    Still a prize.    Yesterday was a beautiful day in the usual smoggy valley below. I usually …