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I live in a wonderful city. There are particular streets I love, mostly in the downtown area or around/along the riverbank, providing endless paths and trees and flowers and foliage and birds and animals. Have I mentioned the jack rabbits that live downtown? I’m steps from the river and sometimes I can spot them (or is it the same rabbit over and over?)  from my balcony, darting across the streets in the night, narrowly getting missed by vehicles. There are Canada geese along the riverbank and often at various other spots downtown, pelicans at the weir, ducks, seagulls, pigeons, endless people walking an endless array of dogs. The other day I also saw a young man carrying a cat, which I thought was quite odd. I’m not sure which idea is more odd; walking a cat, or CARRYING one around. There have been cougar sightings and last year one wandered up from the riverbank and went to lay down in a patch of sun in someone’s back yard. I’m pretty sure someone shot it, so perhaps that’s a bad example of the loveliness of the area. There are beavers and badgers, and hundred of different birds. Thankfully I’ve never encountered anything close to an experience of “Canada geese/other wild animal gone wild”, but I’ve heard of such possibilities so I always leave at least ten feet of room between us and anything we see.

I’ve been going for walks everyday since SpRiNg has sPrUnG and have been so engrossed in everything that’s going on, mostly watching Lillienne watch everything, that I haven’t even brought my camera to take photos outdoors at my leisure. Booooo.
Next time.

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