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23 June 2008 @ 09:41 am
Excitement in the country  
As many of you know, I'm back in my hometown of Adrian MI right now for family things, but I had a nice (?) moment last night.

My parents live about 4 miles out of town in a house surrounded by farmland and woods. It's not the full on boonies, but to give you an idea: our dirt road didn't get paved until about 10 years ago, there's only a dozen houses on the 2 miles stretch of road and it's really dark and really quiet at night, especially for a long time city dweller like myself.

Last night, while sitting in the backyard, enjoying a smoke and a bourbon, watching the sunset, I saw a coyote! He came out of the tall grass of the sod waterway bordering the yard and the farm fields, maybe 50 yards away. He looked at me, trotted one way along the grass, came back, looked at me again, then ducked back into grass. 

It's no Manchester Panther story, but pretty exciting nonetheless! :D
Current Location: Adrian MI
Current Mood: amusedamused
Autumnautumnbottom on June 23rd, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
I always look at those moments, especially after a loss, as a sign from beyond. I know it seems silly and possibly childish but it always seems like those moments go hand in hand.

After my friend Brian passed away i went down to the beach to have a good cry and while i was looking out at the water feeling mopey a seal popped his head out and had a good hard look at me, ducked back under, surfaced again and looked at me some more before going off on his merry way. It made me feel immeasureably better, for whatever reason.

Anyway, you and your family are in my thoughts.
MisterWinterst_hibernus on June 23rd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Autumn. I'm glad I got to talk to you a little bit about John before I had to leave. I will /really/ need a Goonies night when I get back!

I like the seal story! And no, it's not silly or childish at all. The world is more full of wonders and amazement than we will ever know.

(Isn't that some kind of famous quote? Hmmm.)
miss andromedamsandromeda on June 23rd, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
coyote encounter - awesome!!
MisterWinterst_hibernus on June 23rd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
I didn't get to hear him howl, but my Mom has heard them before.

I knew /you/ would appreciate a coyote story! :)
* Colton *escaaapefromla on June 23rd, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
lol @ Manchester Panther story - I can't believe that was the first time I had heard it.

Glad things are going a bit more peaceful - you were missed at Noc Noc last night - it was nice but kinda boring and slow.