Saturday November 20, 2021 Guerneville CA.
I hadn’t been up to visit the hermit in a long time so today I was going to go up to his place for a visit.
I had a hard time getting going on that as the sun was out nice and I was enjoying chair hopping around the yard just taking it easy.
But the day was wearing on so I headed on up to Nathan’s place around two going through the state park to get to his house.
The park was now open after the forest fire cleanup and was fairly busy today.
I stopped to talk with the guy in the booth there. His name was Mat and he remembered me but I had to ask his name as my older age name rememberer is on the brink and of course he had on a mask too. He usually does park maintenance but was filling in on this job today to help out.
I could see by the culverts by the side of the creek that the recent rain storm had plugged them up. I’d advised the guy who installed them recently that they wouldn’t be large enough for our heavy rains and he didn’t listen at the time so I told him Nature would train him and he’d eventually get it. :O)
Ditches work better than culverts around here
Tim was working on digging out this plugged up culvert, another one that plugged up during the storm. Tim had installed the ones in the creek but not this one but this one will help to teach him about why installing culverts around here isn’t a good idea. Ditches work better and don’t plug up.
We chatted for a bit then I heard Nathan call Tim in for lunch.
Ready for a visit
I hung out in the yard while they ate lunch. After lunch Tim took off so I asked Nathan if he was ready for a visit?
No visit today
He said, not yet as he was tired out and was finishing up eating so I said I’ll see him next time. That’s not to be unexpected considering I just drop in out of the blue.
I headed on back home through the park. The scenic drive was worth the ride even without the visit.
Well when I got home I needed a nap and never really got going for the rest of the day.
Let us out
They were taking cover. I got up and looked around but didn’t see anything around to make them do that. Maybe a hawk or something was in the sky I didn’t see.
Eventually they went back to grazing and I did a bit more sitting.