After arriving at Libbie's in Patagonia, we are greeted by this flower.
That night Patagonia High School has a bonfire. We pass it on the way to the store.
A rainbow after a little rain this morning.
After I fill the hummingbird feeders I come across this baby rattler. We observe each other for awhile. I've never been so close to a rattlesnake. I've always fled. The little rattlesnake had never been so close to a human. We were wary at first, then we studied each other. I asked him to remember this visit, and to tell his relatives to never cause harm to the various kinds of humans who live here: people, dog, horse or cat.
I think of Leslie Silko who is close to rattlesnakes. I remember how one of them came to me in a dream to give her a message. It tugged on my pant leg. When I called her and told her the message she said it was exactly what she needed to know.
This morning I'm thankful for friends, of all sorts.