I really expected to come home in a couple of months with a lot of new, entertaining and weird things for the blog. But now that has all changed. After touring the Great Plains and then the Deep South, it now looks like I'll have nothing more than things around home to present for the time being. Meanwhile, my little buddy seems to be back to his normal self with 48 hours of no puking. I'll start him back up on his thyroid medicine Tuesday and hope that doesn't stir things up in him. I am happy again.
Here is a Madrone tree I noticed on yesterday's hike which had an assortment of colors going for it. As I noted in a post a few years back about this particular species, they are sometimes called the refrigerator tree for even on the hottest day laying your hand against the reddish part of the tree will feel cool to the touch. I don't know why that is, but it is.
A big thank you to everyone who wished Sinbad a speedy recovery. Thanks..."sniff"