If it is wild to your own heart. Protect it. Preserve it. Love it. And fight for it. Rick Bass
By: calpoppy , 7:43 PM GMT on January 03, 2011
Thought I would start the New Year off with a blog of my own. I will be posting some snow photos soon. It has been snowing since yesterday mid-morning, and now it looks to have let up some. I love to see the snow go all the way to the desert floor, which when the clouds rise up a bit I will be able to see it. Here is a pic of Shorts an Antelope Valley ground squirrel who has allowed us to be her friend. Accepting various nuts and sunflower seeds from our hand and actually allowing us to pet her she has been so much fun this last year. We call her Shorts because she only has half a tail. She was injured when we first saw her and has since healed, but her tail is still 'short'. Shorts started to come around on the patio and would lay down next to Mr. Poppy as he did his woodworking on the patio. He started to put sunflower seeds next to him and then gradually worked up to giving her almonds. Now she even comes to you when you call her.
As in my blog title I live in a one room cabin. Hard to believe they still exist in So. Cal. but here we are. I will be talking in later blogs about the history of this area and why these cabins exist and also why development hasn't taken over this pristine area like the rest of So. Cal.. In the mean time, it's my day off and I am going to play with the dogs in the snow! Enjoy your day!!!
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