I love housesitting for the family because their house and property are really nice. And the bed in the guest room where I stay is sooooo comfy and huge (I think its a Cal-King). Pretty much, I love it.
Anyway, so I was enjoying the beautiful weather outside and took a little walk around the yard loving the springtime.
I came upon this:
I made the picture large so you could see the details. There were hundreds and hundreds of holes in this large pine tree. Then I realized that there were acorns in lots of the holes. So bizarre.
Then I saw this:
The woodpecker was kind of high up so it was hard to get a good picture, but he/she was the culprit. It was facinating to watch him to create a hole and then put in the acorns. Very clever. :)
The fields below the house.
Its almost impossible to see, but there is a coyote in the shade in the back of the picture. While I was out walking, the dogs started freaking out and the pointer, Rusty took off. I figured it was a raccoon or something along those lines, but then I heard the coyote barking back. It was kind of wierd because it was 10:30 in the morning. It was only about 60 yards away. After a few minutes of the dogs trading barks, the coyote ran away. Fortunately, Rusty and the other dogs stayed away from it.
No joke, there were a bunch of turkeys roaming in the yard a little while later. Unfortuantly I missed a fabulous photo op when a big male turkey got all puffed up and was showing off for the ladies.
Another field at the hairpin turn on the road. We spent a lot of time playing down here as kids before this road was put in. Such fun memories!
This picture doesn't do the view justice. This afternoon, it did get a little cloudy-so the picture isn't as good. But, it was actually so clear this morning that, had the coastal range not been in the way, you could have seen all the way to San Francisco!