Sorry for the lack of participation lately - this weird thing happens to me in spring and summer. I just want to be outside in the garden or watching the bird migration or spending time with Casper. Anywhere but in the basement in front of this computer. Alas, today it is raining and is a perfect day to catch up on the blog but does that mean I am staying in? Nope - Instead, his Lordship and I are heading to the top of Pikes Peak to be the witnesses at a wedding. In the snow and the rain and the gloom, love can still bloom.
Anyhow, recently we went camping to Chaco Canyon and on the way back, stopped in Salida. While strolling through the city, we noticed that there was a blues bands playing in one of the art shops. We popped in for a listen. As the shop keepers prepared to close before the last song, they bought this vulture in from the street. I had walked right by in the dark and almost missed him. He was made locally by a craftsman in Salida. His Lordship obliged me by making the purchase and now he will grace the large wall on the back patio. That is, the wall that keeps the mountain from falling on us.
Here he is riding in the front seat of the truck to his new home