Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On The Tandy Hills Witnessing The Eve Of Destruction & Getting Chased By A Panther
Stenotrophomonas had forewarned me about the shocking sight I was to see today on top of Mount Tandy.
But, words can never prepare you for the eye witness experience.
Mother Nature may have had some hand in the destruction of the Original Tandy Hills Shrine.
But. I am almost 100% certain that Mother Nature does not steal golf balls.
I am thinking that maybe the Tandy Shrine is now an abstract free form piece of guerrilla art, rather than the more structured sculpture it was before falling victim, again, to vandals.
Further down Mount Tandy I found the mysterious long cable has now migrated from the base of Mount Tandy and is now sitting at the end of the trail that leads to the top and the Tandy Shrine.
As I neared Tandy Highway, today, and the end of my hike, dogs that live behind a tall cyclone fence, high up the hill, let off a cacophony of barking the likes of which I have seldom heard. One of the dogs was barking in that way that sounds as if was really scared, almost crying.
A prowling panther crossed my mind. I picked up a big rock and hurried on my way. When I got to Tandy Highway the barking was louder and almost seemed violent, with the crying dog now adding a whimpering aspect.
And then, totally suddenly, the barking and crying ceased.
I thought, either the panther got its prey and shut the dogs up. Or it sniffed fresh meat on its side of the cyclone fence. So, I made like a road runner, out of there.