"As we were walking on our lonely road
there came, like lightning ripping through the air,
a voice, shot out at us from up ahead:
" I shall be slain by all who find me !" - Then
it rolled past us like thunder dying down
after a sudden bursting of a cloud."
Purgatory, Dante Canto XIV lines 130 - 135
translator Mike Musa
words attributed to Cain
I took this photo of the coyote in our hayfield a few weeks ago. Coyotes
numbers seem to be increasing and there are more and more of them in
western cities despite the fact they are treated as a pest species and shot
on sight. I can rarely hear them without my hearing aids but they call
briefly each night and I can often observe when they start by Whateley's
reaction since he seems to react the most of the three dogs, just a attentive
posture most nights.
Hurray a thunderstorm just started, hopefully it will rain a
couple of days. Nothing like a downpour on a tin roof.
"I come home with a chicken or
a rabbit and sit up
singing all night with my friends.
It´s baroque, my life, and
I tell it on the mountain.
I wouldn´t trade it for yours."
by William Stafford