After work I went to a social/education group I'm part of in Capitan. Good meeting, good company! Then as I was driving home over a gravel road between Capitan and my house, a big, dark spot scrambled across the road in front of me. I tried to avoid it, but when I looked in the rear view mirror, the poor creature was immobile.
I backed up to check on it, and it was completely still, legs skyward. I felt so bad.
It was right smack in the middle of a tire track, and I hated that I killed it. And then .... I realized that it was NOT squashed! Hellllooooo? I took the above picture, then reached inside the car for something to flip it over and check it out. I found a restaurant carryout menu, and as I slid it under his body, he flipped over and scurried away like wildfire!! Stinker was playing possum!!
I followed him with the camera ....
I wanted to get a photo to give you an idea of his size, so I took this one with my size 8 in the frame ....
He's not exactly huge, but he ain't small, either! I figure his leg span is about like my hand from heel to finger tips. My hand is fairly small, and I'd say the length is 6-8 inches.
I'm so glad he was OK.
During my drive I noticed the grass is very green and the new grass is nearly as tall as last years brown grass in the fields. Ill try to remember to take a shot of that tomorrow, as several of you commented on the dryness in photos from earlier in the summer. I'm glad "Spring" is finally here!!
I just looked out a few minutes ago after hearing thunder and wondering which direction it was, and discovered that a huge cloud was roughly over me, then a space of clear sky to the east, and another storm cloud farther east than that. Look at this photo. See the distinct line of shadow a little way out?
And the rain is coming down on the right hand side of the photo.
Actually there were two pockets of rain ....
What a variety of conditions!
And have you noticed as I have, the days are getting noticeably shorter? :( I wish this weather would be year round. Today's high was something around 80°, I got 1/2 inch rain, and it has been just about perfect!
That all being said .... Later y'all!!!