I'm told there are even scorpions over there and I haven't seen any of them either, I'm glad to say. One of the nice things however is that down here at the west end we have Stellars's Jays which are cheerful medium-sized birds with a wonderful crew cut. At the east end we have blue birds which are very different. They don't seem to cross over. It's amazing how such a little distance can cause such changes. Rainfall is much higher in the east during the summer months as storms come up out of the deserts 4000 feet below. But in the winter at the west end we get snow when often just 12 miles away the sun is shining.