Isn’t he a beaut?

Tom McMurray took the picture yesterday.  I saw the coyote this morning. Look at those golden eyes!


Also saw a garter snake this morning – he was at least 45 cm.

With daysigns like that my day was awesome, as you can imagine.  I light a candle for Cris, who’s leaving the department, and who gave the funniest going away speech – and tersest – I’ve ever heard.  I won’t repeat it because I’m planning to steal it at some point but I will say it took about ninety seconds to restore order after he finished talking.  Anyway, I’m feeling much better, and I’ve decided to buck up, be an adult, blah blah blah.  The twinkle hasn’t gone out of my eye.