nature is great. although i live in a relatively small town (48k folks live here) if we go just 20 minutes from my home (out to my brother's place) you are likely to see deer, occasionally glimpse bear, and every now and then swerve to avoid a cougar crossing old holley road! i love that!
we moved last weekend and while i knew we were moving the edge of the city i was still surprised to find a skunk eating garbage in my driveway. that's never happened to this city girl.
sounds like you live in a really lovely spot. enjoy.
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Great to see the new blog. So where is the old one for us to read some back info?
you are so lucky tO live near enough to nature to actually be able to see dear and coyotes from time to time. here's hoping your beloved hollywood hills stay that way for a long time.
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Your photos are absolutely beautiful. I was so busy staring I almost forgot to read your post!
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I live where there are all kinds nature to make you happy. Our neighbors aren't fond of it though. They just went through their fifth cat...
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I know what you mean. I love seeing deer, even though people around here DESPISE them. I haven't seen any coyote, though (which is probably why there are so many deer).
I had a interesting "encounter" on Mulholland Drive many years ago... thanks for bringing back that memory! ;)
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How cool! We see deer around here occasionally but no coyotes!
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Isn't it nice that you can live so close to civilization and still have critters around? We do too, we see deer, possum, raccoons, snakes, frogs, moles, voles and squirrels all the time, and yet we are 1/2 mile from a main road through town.
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I love the way nature and suburbia encroach upon each other - we have red tailed hawks over our backyard (I warn my chihuahuas to be careful).
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Coyotes in person. That's something I never had an opportunity to see. Wild and urban up close amounts to a skunk in the garage or raccoon or cockroach in the dumpster.
I saw 3 deers crossing the 4-lane by my house a few weeks ago and I ended up stopping my car to watch them til they went away. Something like that does remind you how close we are to the "wild things".
It's great that you still have wildlife there! Nice pictures!
Thanks to all for stopping by and for your very nice comments--
Rachel-Thanks for the compliment on the phot's..The only one I took myself with my good old anolg camera is the night sky view!
More to come as I scan in some good ones!
Hi there, Here from michele.. That sunset is soo pretty. ;-)
Maybe soon you'll have coyotes eating your garbage! I guess they're adapting like the deer and raccoons. Michele sent me.
How wonderful it is when we appreciate our surroundings. I hope your entry encourages others to get outside and drink it all in.
I try to encourage this perspective in my children. Our little guy - he's five - rewarded me this evening by reminding me that there's a quarter moon out, so the night sky won't be as bright as it is when it's a half or a full moon.
Sometimes, life's just incredibly good.
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Carmi--I love your five year old telling you this...sooo sweet! It's true....there's more peace in taking in the things of nature than almost anywhere else, even though there is incredible violence in nature sometimes..it's usually connected to 'survival'..(I hope!).
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