Picture a Day #339 – Coyotes and Christmas

We have been visited the past month by a steady parade of stormy weather. After the dry conditions earlier this year in California, the rain is welcome, but can lead to a cooped-up feeling.

We were surprised today┬áby a pair of coyotes on the hill behind the cabin. They were in sight for too short a time to get a photo, but what a treat. We don’t have any livestock to be concerned with, so Sam and I were able to appreciate them for their graceful movement and beautiful coats. The telltale signs that identified them were their large ears and fluffy tails.

Coyote

This photo is courtesy of Dreampusher.

Later in the day, we drove to Nevada City to see the Victorian Christmas. The downtown area was blocked off to traffic, and craft and food booths were set up in the middle of the street. Children and adults played their instruments along the sidewalk, and a light drizzle did not prevent steady foot traffic.

Victorian Christmas

This photo is courtesy of Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

We stopped into Pete’s Pizza for a slice and some ale, warming ourselves enough to venture outside again. It was a great way to spend a cold, wet afternoon, and chased away the stale indoor air from our lungs.

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About J M Naszady

I am an observer of the world around me, a student of nature with the eyes of an artist, and a teacher. My interests have taken me into the water, across the meadow, through the forest, along the cliffs, and up the mountain. My latest journey has plunged me into the virtual world of words and images.
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2 Responses to Picture a Day #339 – Coyotes and Christmas

  1. Mary says:

    Fantastic coyote photograph. Two weekends ago my husband and I were resting in the backyard after a hard day of raking leaves, and all of a sudden a coyote appeared in the field behind our house and proceeded to lay down and rest. This gorgeous fellow seemed perfectly happy with himself, like he was very familiar with the spot.

    • J M Naszady says:

      Thanks, but I can’t take credit for this one. I found it online, because the ones in back of my cabin didn’t stick around long enough to photograph.

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