Wolf at the door, pig in a blanket

Low ceiling over Albuquerque.

The Big Bad Wolf must be in the ’hood. He spent the night huffin’, and puffin’, and tryin’ to blow our house down.

At one point I considered getting up to see if any windows or doors had been breached, because who needs deer, foxes, or the neighbor kids in the kitchen at breakfast?

Taking the long view.

But once I’m up, I’m generally up for good, so I just burrowed deeper into the covers and hoped the Wolf was after some other little piggie.

I saw it coming when I was out for a short hike yesterday, up the south side of the Candelaria Bench Trail. I didn’t go all the way up to the bench, because it was late in the day and I didn’t want to give Yahweh a free shot at me if He was thinking about pitching a few electrical fastballs.

There was only one other dude on the trail, a guy and his dog headed down.

“That’s Blue. Blue’s everybody’s friend,” the guy said, and Blue proved it by giving my outstretched hand a generous “How y’doin’?” slurp.

Alone again, I wandered around a bit, watching the clouds roll in, wishing I’d gotten an earlier start. I should really spend more time up here. Pack a lunch, bring a pad and pen, find a quiet spot in the rocks, get all pedestrian and analog for a spell. Flush out the headgear.

But yesterday was not the day. And neither is today. The Wolf is still testing the doors and windows.


10 Responses to “Wolf at the door, pig in a blanket”

  1. Charley Says:

    Such a sad story. I arose this morning to find my car has serval hundred raindrops on it and all of my neighbors trees dropped leaves that now reside in my yard! Just horrible.

  2. JD Says:

    Go for it, PO’G! Up the Candelaria Bench Trail with paper, pencil, munchies, water, and your artistic and literary talents. I can envision some great sketches, cartoons, blogs, and rants. All to the benefit of your loyal following and your own wellness and well-being. 🙂

  3. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Rain, rain, it’s rain they say on the far side of the hill. Bring it on! We have a 90% chance tomorrow night, and it can’t come soon enough.

  4. khal spencer Says:

    Nothing but sound and fury up here. But snowing like all getout in the valley and up in Bombtown. I got halfway up there for a meeting and noticed I was the only car on the road. Sure enough, closed for a snow day.

    And then the home internet went down. Now back up but I’m not taking any bets.

  5. katholoch Says:

    I think the entire western part of the US is a blowin’. My brother up in Northern Idaho endured a bad wild storm last week that knocked out power and took out three trees on his property. Here in Northern CA, we have had winds since Saturday/Sunday enough to blow gates down and other big items. Do you think the universe is doing a big flush and breath of fresh air ahead of tomorrow’s winds of change?

  6. Shawn Says:

    It’s been dry and clear up here on the eastern side of the Cascades for a couple of days. No wind, cool weather, not too bad. Probably the high pressure that is contributing to causing that low to be drawn up into your necks of the woods. That’s a darn shame that you guys are getting some wet and we’re just getting the sun. Just a darn shame.

  7. Pat O’Brien Says:

    One hundred percent chance of rain here tonight and Thursday, possible heavy rain. I haven’t seen 100 % chances in a long time. If it’s a 100 % chance, is it really a chance?

    Got the champagne chilling for our little inauguration party this afternoon.

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