Last Tuesday morning dawned under a fog denser than I’ve ever seen up here on Copper Mountain Mesa. We were completely socked in, with less than 75 feet of visibility. All of us were utterly discombobulated, even the Ravens! For the last 22 years, I have witnessed a huge flock of Ravens fly overhead at Sunrise heading West, only to return at Sunset heading East. Well, on this particular Foggy morning, even the Ravens were fogged in. Scores of them simply landed on the Neighbor’s fence, cawing and rumbling communicatively, huddled together, just waiting until the Big Fog of 2015 finally lifted. When visibility cleared substantially, all the Ravens took off and flew in formation, cawing enthusiastically, until they disappeared into the western skies. Absolutely amazing.
Mesa Neighbors are being hit hard by this latest round of the ‘flu, with several reports of folks being bedridden for 7-10 days. One particularly worrying case, is our dearly beloved uber-senior Neighbor, Ruth Tuttle. We all love You, Ruthie and we’re sending you good health and extra strong-immunity, along with some good ol’ Neighborhood tough-cookieness!
|Ruth Tuttle celebrates her birthday at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, last year.|