‘smoked’ cherry tomatoes…
The view from my bedroom window at midday… luckily as evening approaches the offshore winds seem to be pushing the smoke back toward the fire and it’s thinned here quite a bit.
In the meantime, we watched the antics of Rocky – our resident rock squirrel. Looks like we’ll need to rename him since the rock squirrel’s territory is limited to the SW. Our guy is apparently a California Ground Squirrel.
Sniffing the dandelions.
Digging for something. The digging can become problematic since they are known to dig in under the house.
Nibbling on sedge.
Finally, a juvenile stellar jay entertained us.
The concept of conservation is a far truer sign of civilization than that spoilation of a continent which we once confused with progress.
― Peter Matthiessen,