First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sunrise 5:59 am: Cavalcade of posers




After 25 years of marriage, the Dawn Joggers agree that they are amused by "posers." (They also realize that words creep into their vocabulary that aren't exactly in the dictionary, for example, "poser," a noun referring specifically to an animal who is scenically positioned.) Today's Big Dish run yielded a bumper crop of posers, following on the heals of yesterday's bunny encounter. First spotted were the Belted Galloway cows near Alpine Road. The female DJ doesn't take Alpine as frequently as she once did so hadn't seen them for quite awhile, but frequency apparently has little to do with spottings. The male DJ drives Alpine twice a day on the way to work, and he hadn't seen them for a sometime either. Next up was a ground squirrel who was nibbling grass seed with much determination. Finally a pigeon hopped along beside them just before they tackled the dreaded wedge hill (a couple hundred yards at 10% grade that comes towards the end of the circuit).

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