Today is Monday, August 2, 2010.  It’s raining here in Durango, Colorado and the daisies, larkspur and chicory are shining.  Early this morning, Luna was out in the driveway.  I happened to glance out the kitchen window and saw her on one side and a large pointed eared bushy tailed creature on the other. There seemed to be a kind of stand-off between them and then suddenly Luna’s hackles went up and the barking began. It was a coyote. Yesterday we had taken a hike up Red Creek.  On the way down we ran into a lone calf…watching Luna (who is actually a cattle dog) streak up behind it, herding it as if she did this sort of thing every day, was wild.  That’s the kind of summer it’s been so far, hot during the days and soft thunderstorms in the evening.  I’ve been working of my promotion for Growing Roots and the schedule will follow soon.  Our first book signing is in Santa Fe on Saturday, August 14 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.  If you’re in the area, come see me!!