Thank you for the wind and rain
and sun and pleasant weather,
Thank you for this our food
and that we are together.
These past few weeks here in West Sonoma County we have had wonderfully warm, sunny days with temperatures nearing 70 degrees. Then came frosty nights with day temperatures barely getting out of the 40's. And snow was seen on the Coastal Mountain tops. How beautiful to see the steam arising from the Geysers, from whence our electricity here at MuRefuge comes, and the contrast of the white snow. Then a weekend with showers and some hail in some areas of the county followed. Now once again we are blessed with gorgeous sunshine days and night time temperatures remaining in the 40's.
|This season's stream, filled by the recent "wind and rain," |
flowing along MuRefuge's Southmost property line.
During one of our recent "sun and pleasant weather" episodes our resident cat, Sage, was out cattin' around during the night time. Then several days later he developed a noticeable limp so he was shut into the garage for the night and the following day was visited by the mobile vet who identified numerous bites from another cat (the same one who several days later was returning from his vet after having an abscess drained?). She cleaned up all the bite wounds and gave him an injection of a long lasting antibiotic. His twice a day probiotic was double for several weeks
|Here is Sage getting a warm compress|
applied to his left leg and left side of his body,
one location of his numerous bite wounds.
|The 'Howard McMinn' Manzanita|
is flowering late this year; however both the
residential and migrating hummingbirds
are enjoying the nectar.
|The Pink Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum) |
featured here and the White form, as well,
will later provide food for the birds
once the flowers have been pollinated and the berries ripen.