Escrow is proceeding. Forty-five days is a long time, but we are incredibly patient. Our agent (who happens to be my seriously efficient sister) says we are very mellow clients. Yes we are. Want to know why? We walk everyday. We take good long looks around. We enjoy the blue skies and the mountains and the marsh. We've been walking three to four miles a day. It's good for our hearts, our bones, and our anxiety levels. We're mellow.
Friday we headed up to the local community redwood forest. There's really
nothing like walking among ancient living things that are more than a
thousand years old. Puts things into a calming perspective. Deep breaths
among the old trees.
the next day we walk our favorite trails in the marsh and then take a
detour into one of the marsh meadows. We take a look east out to hills in the
distance. That's where we walked just the day before in the forest.
Behind us is Humboldt Bay with the tide going out. It's the heartbeat of
the earth here.
Many of the shorebirds are back, and it's really great to see them, especially this Marbled Godwit. The
dabblers haven't returned yet, but soon the ponds will be filled with
Green-winged Teals, Cinnamon Teals and Wigeons. Lots and lots of them. We can't wait.