Friday, September 23, 2011

Canine Contentment

The sweet air of the early fall season has descended on Benavides and that suits "Admin", the NSCL pooch, just fine.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Not Fast Enough

Cars and trucks are solid objects that pack a heavy punch. Squirrels do not know that until it is too late. All they know is that cars and trucks move back and forth on the broad bands of hard black ground that run in straight paths all over their local territory. As they move, fast or slow, they produce a lot of noise, too. Sometimes, their squirrel buddies get hit by one of these loud moving things. They do not bounce off them like they would were they more pliable like a tree. No... when the two come into contact, death is instantaneous and permanent.

Squirrels simply can not compete with the moving objects on any level. They are just not fast enough. What are you going to do?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nature's Resilience

It had not rained enough since January in these parts to fill a thimble. This was drought showing its ugliest face. Yet, a couple of inches in September stirred sleeping seeds in the hard-packed soiled. What sprouts from the ground is evidence of nature's resilience.