All gone, June is done and 2020 is mercifully half over. I celebrated the end of the month with an 8-mile walk on the De Anza Trail, bringing my 6-month 2020 in 2020 Challenge total to 1,016 miles. That means I would be slightly ahead of schedule if this was exactly half of 365 days, but I am too lazy and too tired to look that up right this minute. Pretty sure it will work out okay, though, if I stay healthy.
|Today was all about big weird trees and sorta spooky forest on the trail.|
In case you were wondering, here is a little Baby Northern Shrike update. Mom and Dad are gone - they flew the coop - maybe to Baja for a vacation? (That was fast). There are no more cute little shrike peep sounds up in the redwoods and there is nary a trace of the little one. I did, however, find fresh skunk poop at the base of the redwood where Junior was last seen. My guess is that Pepe Le Pew is the culprit.
What a way to go - scarfed by a stinkin' polecat. Did you know you could look up pictures on the internet to see what skunk poop looks like? Neither did I. No, sorry, I am not going to put a skunk poop jpeg on my Palomino Dream blog. You can look it up for yourself if you're really scat interested.
However, here is a reasonable facsimile of Pepe the Nocturnal Shrike Eater.
He's so smug, I want to slap the stink right off him.
Peace, Love, and July,