While the rest of the country is sweltering in a heat wave, here in Inland Mendocino County, the weather has been beautiful in the high 70's to low 80's. I have been taking advantage of the cool weather walking the Rockefeller Trail. As I go along I often find myself spending more time drinking in the beauty of the woods than actual walking.
|The Rockefeller Trail|
|The beauty of the woods.|
Two minutes into my walk, the ravens start cawing. Obviously, my appearance is an intrusion. One raven starts and three others quickly join him. As the first sentinel sits in the tree closest to the trail, two others move from tree to tree. The three I can see call out in unison and a fourth answers. I stop to watch their antics, much to their chagrin. I don't know where the fourth raven sits, I wonder if a nest is nearby.