barking squirrel

One Saturday morning I woke up to an odd barking noise outside. A lot of our neighbors have dogs and take them for walks in the morning, so naturally I thought Sparky was the source of the commotion. Scanning the ground yielded no visual confirmation. Instead, my eyes were directed up to a tree branch [...]

the huntington estate: rodents and naughty bad bads

This weekend I had the interesting privilege of visiting the Huntington Botanical Gardens in…uh, somewhere. It’s actually somewhere near Pasadena. Anyway, I’m not even sure where it is, because if I’m following somebody down the freakin’ freeway, then I’m not thinking much about global positioning and objective direction, am I? Anyway, to the left [...]