I have just been on a plant identification walk which was reasonably interesting and good to be able to get out in the semi wilderness. I can now identify blue oaks and black oaks and white leaved manzanitas amongst other things. At the start of the walk there was a sign warning not to walk alone because of mountain lions. I had been worried about bears and not even thought about mountain lions.
The country is very pretty although quite different to Australia and sometimes I miss the more different tones and smells of the Australian bush. Fortunately the only animal we came across was a chipmunk and a few birds. It's interesting though to look up in the sky and most of the time you'll be able to see at least one bird of prey circling around. I'm not sure what they are- I've been told there are bald headed eagles up here, but these may have been something else.
Church the next day was amazing. Worship lead by Jeremy Riddle and a real special time. Bill Johnson spoke again and was very good too. About taste and see that The Lord is good.
Monday was a public holiday and so have just been for a jog through a trail (cemented- not as I imagine a trail in Australia) that loops round and back to the house. It's a nice jog with trees lakes and mountains to view and a good number of geese, and the days lately have been more like spring than winter although the temperature drops at night. I've been told this is unusually good weather and so am just hoping this continues when it's time for me to leave the comforts of a house and start camping!