adventures in nature

2015 Nov 04 – bobcats, hauntings and happy Samhain

It was a tough day for our track and sign study, due to very high winds on the coasts of Mendocino and Sonoma counties that scoured the pages of our sand clear – but luckily the animals seemed to accommodate us by showing themselves in person.

IMG_1499 v1BOBCAT / Sonoma County CA

IMG_1500 v1bobcat / Lynx rufus

This Bobcat showed itself just outside the “Mirkwood of Sonoma County” – seriously, best analogy I can provide for this area. I can’t even begin to describe in words the experience that I had last night, nearby to where this photo was taken, at what turned out to be a “haunted” house that I stayed in, unintentionally. Very, very, strange happenings. Yes, I wrote “haunted house.”

20151103_164121Enter ye who dare … into Sonoma County’s “Mirkwood”!!!!!

It was extremely weird and uncomfortable. But perfect for the season, I suppose.

Happy Samhain and Halloween to all, this is the week of the celebration of the coming of the dark time of year, when the days are short and the nights are long … and when the veil between the living and the dead is slight! November 7th is officially the “cross-quarter” day, equi-distant between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice – though it is officially celebrated on Nov 1st.

IMG_1505 v1bobcat / Lynx rufus

IMG_1512 v1bobcat / Lynx rufus

Beautiful animal!

One response

  1. Ann Prentiss

    Love the photos, as always. This bobcat looks like an old-timer.

    November 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm

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