In the cattails, on the road
Tuesday September 07th 2010, 11:13 pm
Filed under: Life

They must have seen me coming: there’s a pull-out section in the road to the post office with room for a few cars to park and take pictures of the birds in the Baylands sanctuary there.   But they already had the cones set up to block that.

So no, there was no place to stop and take pictures of the herd of goats (so little! So cute!) chomping on the dry brush at the edges there, bringing down the fire hazard, and having been by there a few days earlier, my goodness can those things eat! A few were resting in the cattails, curling up with a good baaaa-k. It was certainly not my everyday sight.

On my way home again, just to top off the trip, there was a car in front of me that made me laugh in sheer delight.

It was a Cadillac El Dorado.  Not a new one by any means (said the woman with the ’99 minivan). But whoever owns it clearly loves that comfortable car. It was as new looking as its first tenth of a mile, polished with pride, with that Cadillac emblem done up in shiny gold and thin, orange pinstripes going down the sides just so, the car itself a lovely, vivid purple. Not a scratch in sight.

With one of those metal fish emblems on the back, one with “Jesus” written in the center just to make it very clear who meant a lot to that owner.

He’d dressed his car in purple and had it carrying the Name in the Bible.

Whoever that African-American man was driving that car, I so wished I could have told him about that good Samaritan he reminded me of.   He would have loved it.

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The goats sound dear. C’ville just last night approved goats under 100 lbs. in the city limits, as “pets”…

Comment by Channon 09.08.10 @ 6:23 am

That’s all well and good until your pet starts putting on weight and you have to put it on a diet and stop using it as a lwan mower! Or maybe you could brush off several pounds of fleece . . .

Comment by LauraN 09.08.10 @ 7:43 am

I’ll bet the goats were adorable — such great weed control — and oh, the great cheese! I say “ya goats!!”

one of the things I miss about California is the way folks take care of their cars — giving them names, polishing them, preserving the paint jobs — (and yes, I drive an older mini van too — hey! it’s paid for!!)

Comment by Bev 09.08.10 @ 8:09 am

Old? My mini van isn’t old. It’s only 11 years old — not even a teenager yet.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.08.10 @ 9:42 am

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