The days are growing cool and the fog has begun drifting in again. We’ve been in our new hometown for over 18 months and have still only walked a fraction of the available trails. I feel truly fortunate to live somewhere with so much wildlife. That said, rattlesnake season is over and I’m happy to report I didn’t cross paths with a single one. I did see a kingfisher and an osprey on the bay for the first time! (Both birds are apparently common, but I guess I was never near the water at the right time before.) And, after months of watching the turkeys trot down the hill to our yard, they seem to be making themselves scarce. (Did someone tell them Thanksgiving is approaching?) Their absence will give me a chance to restore the front yard as they did A LOT of digging out there–to the point of burying a few small plants.
Knowing how rarely I update my blog, I think I better say this now as the new year will be here before I know it:
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!
A lifelong mystery fan, I’m a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime National, and Sisters in Crime Los Angeles. I am represented by Melissa Jeglinski of The Knight Agency.
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