Monday, May 12, 2008

informal public middens


yesterday evening we went on a walk a few blocks east of our house. heading out past the edge of town there are several hectares of pinion, juniper and brush that are a patchwork of private ranches, BLM and Forest Service land. haphazard farm roads and 4 wheeler tracks wind through informal public middens where people pile carpet, home appliances yard waste, and the bodies of game, domestic and farm animals. there is also a shooting range where you see the cops parked once in a while.

the runoff that flows through here is channeled through town in irrigation ditches. can you spot the rotting coyotes in the charred sallows?

3 comments:

ash said...

Great pun. Neat coyote discovery. You'll have to check back on how nature takes it's course.

T.R. said...

It's been nearly a month, and I still don't see the coyotes.

eped said...

ash- hmmm, I'm not sure what pun you mean. is it the lucky "charms"?

t.r- the coyote's easiest to see in the middle pic. otherwise just look for the burnt shapes.