323: Coyote Came CallingPosted: August 12, 2011
M and I had a new alarm wake us up early this morning. A coyote came calling right outside our bedroom window. We might not have heard him if it had been a warmer night with the windows closed and the air conditioning on. If you’ve never heard a coyote howling, you can listen (and watch) here. It was the first time I’ve heard one so clearly and closely. I had no doubt at all about what it was.
The howl is one the coyote’s most significant qualities. It is generally accepted to be primarily a social gesture. It can express loneliness, warn of danger, or call for assistance. It touches the soul of whoever hears, reminding us of our primal connections.
~ Ted Andrews
Since Coyote decided it was time for me to wake up, I put on my outdoor adventure clothing and shoes, and went outside just before sunrise for today’s walk. It was a gorgeous morning. Fog gathered around and over the pond, lifting upwards towards the sky, doing its dance from one side of the pond to the other. There was some ground fog in the neighbor’s yard as well, the pond fog drifting eastward for some lawn adventures.
I can understand why Coyote thought it necessary to be up to see this sunrise. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The dew covered everything and shimmered in the early morning sunlight. The following is my favorite photo of the morning as it captured everything: the fog, the dew, and the sunrise. If you look carefully you can see the sun, sunbeams, and the colors of the morning sky. It was almost a pastel sunrise.
I was hoping I might catch a glimpse of the coyote, but no such luck. I suppose I need to be up earlier than he is for that to happen.
And now, your Gnome of the Day. Please meet G.N.O.M.E. #1. He’s a bit crackly and carries a small gnome in the window of his hat (which you can’t see because of the sunlight hitting it at just the right angle to hide the small gnome). Looks like he has a hole in the big toe of his left shoe, too. He must use his feet a lot for traveling.
Through the coyote, we learn to become again as little children with a reawakening of the intellect, creativity, the artistic mind, and all of the intuitive faculties.
~ Ted Andrews, Animal Speak
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for dropping by and joining me on my early morning walk. 🙂