Why Does A Roadrunner Cross The Road?

Coffee’s ready. My husband has been making some of the Peet’s Sumatra that a reader recommended, and it is good if you make it strong enough. Grab a cup and you can let me know if you like it. If we were having coffee I would tell you this week I was inspired by the sight of more roadrunners on my property. They are using my backyard as a throughway. I have spotted them on my back patio but if they spot me they quickly walk away. I found they exit by the side of the house near my front driveway. That is where I am able to get a few quick photos. I aspire to make them feel I am not a threat by talking to them like I might to a little child, but I am not so sure it helps because they still want to leave. While I am trying to talk in reassuring tones they will look at me and raise the crest feathers on the top of their heads quizzically. I did snap a few photos on Thursday but it is hard with a moving target.

I think they were the highlight of my week. The lowlight was I heard the homeowners board caved to pressure and reversed its ruling on masks in indoor spaces. The rule for mask wearing in set to expire tonight although they haven’t posted anything yet. Maybe they are getting pushback. They had said they are following guidelines. That is hard to believe because the CDC, State, and County guidelines recommend those vaccinated and unvaccinated to wear masks in indoor public settings because we are in a county with a high positivity rate of COVID. We are in the ‘red zone’ which is the highest. LA County is lower and they still want their residents to wear masks in public indoor settings. So no more indoor yoga class for me.

I have been pretty busy with genealogy research. I thought I was coming to the end when I find I really have a lot more to do. I have been reading a book I mentioned before, ‘The Dictionary of Lost Words,’ which makes us think about how words that made it into dictionaries were selected and who selected them. I have a new book to read for the book club. We are still meeting on Zoom until the end of the year, which is ok with me.


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The words for today are ‘ inspire, aspire, expire.’

The answer to today’s title question is: To get to the other side and away from that lady with the cell phone who talks funny.

Photo from Death Valley National Park Service

28 thoughts on “Why Does A Roadrunner Cross The Road?

  1. bikerchick57

    I have only seen a roadrunner once…crossing the road in front of the motorcycle. I think he made it across okay, but that was years ago, in southern Missouri. I’m glad they have been highlights in your week and I hope they continue to me the muse for your photos.

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  2. Maria

    Roadrunners are so funny! I am happy you get to admire them on a regular basis. Sorry to hear that there is still a lot of Covid around. Things are almost back to normal here. Most people are vaccinated. Even bars and restaurants are open as they were before Covid, starting this week. We’ve learned some things during Covid, for example that it is actually easier for little kids to say goodbye to their parents outside school, instead of parents being allowed in the school building for as long as they wanted, like we had before Covid. We will gracefully acknowledge our new wisdom and let the kids say goodbye outside even in the future. I hope Covid disappears from the surface of the earth completely. Enjoy your weekend. I do love Peete’s Sumatra blend, and I always drink my coffee black and strong 😉

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  3. Kirstin

    Haha…I love your ending sentence. I love your roadrunner photos. I talk to wildlife too and my husband and family just shake their heads and chuckle at me. I’m happy you’re seeing more of them. I didn’t do a coffee share this weekend. we are at the start of our vacation and I didn’t have a spare minute yesterday or today to do one (usually I get up before everyone else and I did this morning but I have some online work to finish). I’ll post one next week.

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  4. Debbie

    The roadrunners are amazing and I’ve only ever seen them in cartoons. We have kangaroos which use our property as a thoroughfare at the moment, love sharing snippets of daily life elsewhere! #weekendcoffeeshare

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  5. JoAnna

    That’s a bummer about your yoga class. They should have it outdoors or split it up some how to protect people. The roadrunners may feel your good vibes, but their conditioning to avoid bigger beings is strong. I’m glad you’re enjoying them.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Our HOA board seems to blow with the wind. You have a point about them providing alternatives. I have to think about that one. I can understand the roadrunners not trusting humans totally. I want them to stay wild. Thanks for stopping by, JoAnna.

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  6. Rowena

    Hi Deborah.,
    Greetings from Greater Sydney! After just over 3 months in lockdown, I’d love to become a roadrunner myself. I used to love watching the cartoon. Your photos are great.
    I don’t know why some people feel they’re exempt from covid and won’t get vaccinated or wear a mask – nothing! What makes them feel so invincible and inconsiderate of others? We’ve had very low rates here in Australia but they flared up in Sydney over the last three months but it seems we’re coming down the other side now.
    I hope you have a goodweek.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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      1. Rowena

        With my health, there is part of me longing for my own bubble but it would probably be worse for me than catching covid. I will be a time going back into crowded situations, but there will come a point where Ill go into freefall and will have to take my chances.
        The annoying thing s that we were there. Zero cases and I’d just have my second jab just before lockdown.

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      2. Deborah Drucker Post author

        It is good you have protection from the vaccine. We had just come out of lockdown when the delta variant started to take off. We had a short period without masks before that. It was uncomfortable to be out in public at first. Our county has had a high infection rate so now I feel I can go out to the grocery store but need a mask on. It is going to be a while before we get things under control here.

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      3. Rowena

        It would be so much easier if covid was more symptomatic in that early contagious period. You can tell if someone is infected and be a lot more careful.
        Hope you have a good week.
        Best wishes,
        Rowena

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