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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Going Up the Shore..."

Posted on 2005.08.17 at 19:40

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Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2005-08-18 14:47 (UTC) (Link)
It's just the opposite to where you live, wouldn't you say?

Most definitely! So much fresh water is mind-boggling! *Is highly jealous!* Our dams, nearing the end of winter, are currently 31.6% of capacity. We just don't have enough rain to fill them.

I'd have loved to have seen your wildflowers. Perhaps some other time!

Have you booked your return trip yet? It sounds like the accommodation is very comfortable. You'll probably need the fireplace by then! Does it have a bearskin rug? ;)

Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-08-18 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
Have you booked your return trip yet? It sounds like the accommodation is very comfortable. You'll probably need the fireplace by then! Does it have a bearskin rug? ;)

Ha! No, no bearskin. Probably, "Polarfleece." There are bears, though. Here's a black bear my husband photographed right in our city neighborhood last month:

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(Forgive me if I already showed you this, Maewyn)

No, I haven't yet booked. I know it won't be Oct. 21-23, though (that's when I am going to the LotR exhibit in Indianapolis -- woo hoo!).
Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2005-08-19 06:25 (UTC) (Link)
No, you hadn't shown me that picture of the bear in someone's front yard. Imagine rushing out of the front door for some reason, to look up and be confronted by that (after you've closed the door)!

I think I'd rather the snake I once found near my front door! At least they're smaller! Perhaps just as lethal, but not in an immediate manner as being attacked by a bear.

You once said that the occasional bear wandered into your neighbourhood. Are you very close to forested areas?
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-08-19 12:27 (UTC) (Link)
You once said that the occasional bear wandered into your neighbourhood. Are you very close to forested areas?

Yes and no. We live in town, but there are some train tracks between us and the lake (the tracks run along the North Shore; that track is little used now except for one sight-seeing train that runs a few times a day during the "nice" months). Of necessity, there is a narrow "green space" (trees and brush) that follows the tracks. This provides one of the entrances and exits for wildlife, since it runs in and out of town (the edge of town on this end is about four miles away). There also is a rocky stream near here (about three blocks) that cuts down through the neighborhoods to the lake. It also is bordered by a strip of greenspace, through which wildlife enters from the woods that edge the town up over the hill, about three miles away from the lake.

I think I'd rather the snake I once found near my front door! At least they're smaller!

I don't know, Maewyn; I am pretty frightened by poisonous snakes! And they are a lot easier to step on than a bear.

I know I sent you this one, but here are a nice-looking buck and doe that were flirting with each other in the next street back in November:

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Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2005-08-19 14:30 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I love this one. Those deer are so beautiful. I still find it amazing that such large animals rove freely through populated areas.

It sounds like those green corridors are a perfect means for wildlife to come visiting.

The largest animals likely to be found here would be kangaroos. People living in suburbs bordering on bushland will occasionally see them, especially on golf courses! One of my brothers lives about 90km south of Perth, in a more recently developed area. He would occasionally see kangaroos in his street when he came home from work.


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