Driving down the mountain to work today, I saw three horses, one white, one dappled gray, and one chestnut, racing through a field together. It was beautiful.

Last week I was leaving early while it was still dark, and had to stop because a group of four deer, including a buck, blocked the road. They weren't afraid and definitely were not in any hurry. They just stood there and looked at me and one by one made their way into the manzanita hedge and away. I didn't think until this morning of counting the buck's points.