Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Summer woods

Dog and I headed into the woods last evening, down this old two-track road that winds through the forest. The air was thick with humidity, hazy even up close.

We didn't go far--it was too hot and Dog wanted his swim. Sun was long set as we headed back, and now light was fading too.

We saw a coyote run in front of us, perhaps 50 feet ahead. Dog stood up on his hind legs, using the leash for balance to see better. The coyote ran for the first few steps, sort of skulking as it did, then settled into the ground-eating trot of theirs to put more distance between us and it. Dog put his nose to the ground and sniffed excitedly, trying to trail the coyote into the woods, but I wasn't about to let him do that.

We retired to the old pond, where he swam and chased bluegills, until the stars came out.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Ah coyote. I usaully hear them. The only one I ever saw, was along aside of a road. Munching on a deer.

As for Blogger, Lately it's been having too many problems. One blog that I read, got fed up with problems and went to Typepad. However that's not cheap. Basic account is $50 a year.

Six Apart, which runs Typepad. Has a new free blogging service call Vox. You need a ivite to join and Sharon from Watermark gave me an invite for it.

It's like an adult verison of Live Journal minus the bratty teenagers. I have a blog there.

http://rhiannon.vox.com/

I love it. It has a lot nice features. It's easy to find other blogs. They have nice layouts you can use. I use my Flickr account to host my photos.

If you want to tried it. Leave me a comment at my typepad site. www.thequietone.net. I need your email address to send you an invite. Right now, the system is being beta tested and the plans later on, is open it to the public by the end of the year.

Personally, I think it's going to do a number on Blogger. Right the accounts are free and you get more than blogger.

Cathy