The following is a re-post from August 23, 2013
I get up every morning at 5:30 to beat the beauty-queens to a hot shower. Then I sit and watch the world wake up.
Here's my daily animal count:
Monday- 20 hummingbirds buzz the field in the dark. Yogaing, running laps, tossing rifles.
Tuesday- 3 rabbits in the dawn, jog-walk the track chanting "you can do it".
Wednesday- 1 determined fox gently stretching in the morning sun.
Thursday- 12 grumpy tortoises trudge to the showers, 20 minutes before breakfast. Most have only one eye open and do not speak english.
At the rate they're devolving, I expect only a few amoebas to ooze past my deck tomorrow. By Saturday, I'll have the entire place to myself.