It was finally our turn to leave last Wednesday and travel "over the hill," inland, to the Thousand Trails in Morgan Hill. I'll have to take some pictures to post what it looks like at this time of year. The photo in this post is from early fall a couple of years ago.
Now, the ground is damp and covered in the biggest leaves I have ever seen in my life! Wait til I show you! Within an hour of arriving here, we saw gobs of crows (one of my favorite birds), two big flocks of wild turkeys, a jack rabbit, and deer. Yes, I love this place. I have really missed the wildlife that I had so close in AZ. There are several huge sycamore trees around the fenced-in dog run that is just alive with birds. So many different songs and sounds. It's like being in South America, or an aviary. It's very soothing to sit on the bench while Shasta noses around and just listen. I put bird food out this afternoon to see if I could coax some of those birds to my "yard!"