Concert night

Coyote hunting n the Marin Headlands. Creative Commons licensed photo by Franco Folini

Coyote hunting in the Marin Headlands. Creative Commons licensed photo by Franco Folini

We had a concert out in the back yard last night. Closest I’d heard them to the house since I moved in. Looks like someone other than the cat has noticed the presence of rabbit neighbors.

The cat was frankly curious at the singing, wearing his “my better instincts tell me to run for the closet but I’m trying to be brave” face.

Funny thing: looking at the photo above my eye is drawn to the amole, the weedy-looking agave family plant just behind the coyote. A constant companion in three decades of hiking in the Bay Area hills, and it never occurred to me just how much I miss it.

2 thoughts on “Concert night

  1. Karen

    My parents lived next to riparian habitat in California’s Central Valley. Just beyond their guest room was the (one-lane) road, and beyond that the levee. A mama coyote had made her den on the riparian side of that levee, and when I stayed there overnight in the summer I would lay in the dark and listen to the yips and howls of the coyote family. It was lovely music.