Hubby and I got away for 3 nights up in our local mountains, in Idyllwild. We rented one of the cabins that our family loves to visit. It has a nice east-facing porch, which also has a railing, so we took our dog, Ripley, with us.
We drove up Monday morning and checked in a 2 p.m. and relaxed on the porch. There were blue jays, woodpeckers, quail, gray squirrels, rabbits, a chipmunk, and even a tiny chipmunk! I enjoyed watching their antics. The local market sells peanuts by bulk and I bought some for the blue jays and squirrels.
It got up to 91 degrees up there Thursday, but it is 116 down here in the desert today and will be for the next couple of days. Ugh. We drove home Thursday morning and we are hibernating for the next week.
Ripley really enjoyed the cool mornings and evenings. Of course, she HAD to go for walks at midnight, but at 4 a.m. one morning, I heard a saw-whet owl calling! I didn't hear any coyotes this trip, but the red tailed hawks were out every morning and afternoon.
It was good to get away from the desert for a few days.