OldAFSarge – Nature can be pleasant to contemplate. When it’s not trying to kill you that is!
That’s why it’s useful to go afield with the means to defend yourself. I apply the same standard in cities that I visit in the event that a cretin decides that I’d make a splendid victim.
LSP – Great pics and a pleasant change from the impeachment circus.
As you can see (above) we’re back to the circus. The donkeys don’t want an impeachment trial, because it would be a trial of Barack Obama, Slow Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton ultimately. They know it and President Trump knows it.
Jules – How very beautiful! You did the right thing moving there. I’d be up and in that all day long. Nature cures a lot.
The silence and the wind through the pines is addicting. It’s good that you had Terrible Tex the wolf-dog to hold the gigantic stag at bay. In a year or so, he’ll bring the stag down for you and you can eat stag steaks and stag jerky.
Jim – You seem to have a wider variety of wildlife than we do. No elk or javelina, but whitetails and turkeys abound, plus coyotes aplenty and bobcats and rumors of mountain lions for predators. The apex predator of the whitetail seems to be the motor vehicle.
I live an hour’s drive from the nearest town. That makes a difference.
I don’t know what the winter kill rate is on late season fawns. Where I am, we don’t usually get that much snow. Last year set a record for both cold temperatures and snow depth… and the young deer did just fine, but they weren’t fawns.
It’s good for the soul.
I think that they said that two years ago, and the clock is remorseless. We’re down to ten years remaining after which all life on Earth will die. However, a ten year threat isn’t all that ominous to me because I might not live that long. Predicting that I have ten years to live makes me say, “cool”. I’m frankly shocked that I have lived as long as I have, being a wicked old SOB and all that.
It’s all part of the service.