It's been awhile since I've had visitors come by to share a meal. In the "before times," a group of local friends and I used to meet at least weekly for lunch. That came to an abrupt end in March of last year when Los Angeles issued its "safer-at-home" guidelines and our usual lunch haunts closed. We met twice last year in my back garden for a socially-distanced meal but the last of those get-togethers was in November. Now that we're all vaccinated, we're assembling again today. Like the excursion two weeks ago, it feels like another milestone on the road to a semblance of normalcy.
|There are going to be six of us for lunch so, if the sun umbrella doesn't provide adequate coverage, some of my guests may elect to retire to the south side patio, which I also cleaned up. It's expected to get up to the mid-80sF (29C) today.|
Not all our recent visitors have been welcome. Another kind of visitor has been paying nightly calls on us. Here's the fellow in question:
The coyote prowls the garden, presumably hunting for prey, marking our property as part of his territory by leaving scat behind with each visit. He's diligent. He may have a family to feed as this is mating and pupping season, when they're most active. However, if rabbits were on his shopping list, all he found in my garden was bunny tail grass (Lagurus ovatus).
|I sowed seed of this ornamental grass in an adjacent area of the garden 2 years ago and it keeps coming back, albeit in different spots|
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