A few weeks ago, projects where I was working, seemed to just end. Even at the best of times I was breaking even, so I have decided to cut my losses and move on. In the mean time I have been doing Tandems here and there, and enjoying what I like about my little rental. Right out the back door there is a really nice walking trail.It starts off a bit steep. Then opens out into a nice sunny clearing, its amazing how quickly things turned green after a bit of rain. Its a mixture of Redwood, Douglas Fir, Tan oak, Eucalyptus, poison oak, and chemise. The trail winds it way through private property from Lodato park,
to up above the mystery spot. The view opens up there of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz in the foreground. Quite often I stumble upon evidence of Mountain Lions, I've not seen one in my back yard yet but have seen 3 up north in Wilder. Deer, Coyotes and Racoons are common, with the occasional Bobcat. I feel like I am getting ready to say goodbye to Santa Cruz, but I am not sure what is in my future 9 months from now... I will miss living in the forest. I've been there over 7 years.