Handsome

This garter snake found its way into a building so it was gently escorted outside, where it promptly backed into a defensive posture. It appears to be quite large; was only about 20 centimeters long. A handsome creature.

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Living memorial

Back in May we let go of Stella, our beloved ACDx. The network our vet clinic is in has a great program. When you let go of a pet you can purchase a tree and participate in a planting ceremony.

Faye and I along with about a dozen other people did that today. I was able to select a redbud sapling (Cercis canadensis) which two of the techs planted. It seems like a strong young tree and I look forward to watching it grow. I’m unlikely to see it get large and old.┬áThat’s fine; this proverb gives me a lot of contentment.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek proverb.

Here’s a photo of us next to Stella’s tree.

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Soaring

Turkey Vultures continue soaring above us; their dips, glides, and swoops are so entertaining.

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I want to wish all my readers thank you very much for making time out of your lives to visit, and to like my posts when you see fit.

I also want to wish my Canadian readers a very happy Thanksgiving to you, and to the people you care about.