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A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
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And any fool knows a dog needs a home, a shelter from pigs on the wing.
I love it here, so very much.

In addition to the "normal" birds, squirrels, mailmen and cats, I've seen huge red-headed woodpeckers, swarms of prehistoric jumbo-sized dragonflies, cardinal families, and other assorted creatures from the comfort of my office.

The other night, I heard a hooting out back, and saw the most enormous owl I'd ever seen. It had to be 20-25 lbs (that's over 9 kg for those of the metric persuasion!). Paul brought out his binoculars, and even Zack came out to look. The feathers were so fine they looked like fur.

This morning, I met a frog. I called him Jack. I met him out back. Max didn't attack.

photo of a frog

Lucky frog :)

I'm feeling all kinds of: ribbit!
What I hear: Dream Theater - Overture 1928 (this is the BEST song EVER)

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scottobear From: scottobear Date: January 5th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Good morning Sis! Good on Max for non-froggy-killin'!
ldy From: ldy Date: January 5th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Good morning, bro! Max gets ten cool points today!

Digging that icon! Wheeeee metamorphosis!

And thanks so much for the holiday recipe :D
scottobear From: scottobear Date: January 5th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hope to see you and your crew sometime soon!!

and you're mighty welcome!
antinomic From: antinomic Date: January 5th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I believe that is a toad. They eat lots of mosquitos so encourage them to stay near your patio.

Welcome to Florida! One of my sons has left Gainsville but #2 is still at UF, a sophmore. #1 just graduated (summa cum laude in chemistry and English, I'm so proud) and is leaving for China on the 14th to teach English for 3 months. He will be an hour north of Hong Kong, so he should have plenty of interesting weekends.

There is a river just a couple exits north of Gville, I highly recommend tubing/canoing next summer. I forget the name, but it is the only one there. Lots of places rent the tubes, which is fun. You get in the river and float downstream for miles. Of course, you leave one car at the end to haul you and tubes upstream again. The juggling of cars is a hassle, but well worth it. Picnics, etc. Good times.

Also, there is an old down town which is not obvious when you drive through town. 6 blocks from campus, more or less, lots of good eateries and night life.
curiouscat2 From: curiouscat2 Date: January 5th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)

where to go in florida

I don't know what park of florida Idy settled in but this site should help.
I lived up in Gainesville for part of my life.
Family still has sheep farm of off 26 near Melrose



florida state parks on-line - ichetuckneesprings
ldy From: ldy Date: January 5th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: where to go in florida

Wow-- this is great! Thanks so much!
ldy From: ldy Date: January 5th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I was wondering if he were a toad!

Congrats to son #1! What a delicious opportunity :D

THANK YOU so much for the tip on tubing! I've never tubed before, but I'm already excited to go! I'll be sure to get a fun group together to do that in the Spring. Perhaps you and your family might like to join us?

I love downtown :) I haven't visited it since I moved down, but I spent many earlier visits at its restaurants and bars.
antinomic From: antinomic Date: January 5th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'd love to. Lets make it happen.
kodakrome From: kodakrome Date: January 5th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC) (permalink)
i'm so happy you love it there!

i'm proud of you:)
ldy From: ldy Date: January 5th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. I'm very lucky, very blessed.

Been missing you, sweetness!
curiouscat2 From: curiouscat2 Date: January 5th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)

welcome to florida

If you have owls in your area you may want to check out audubon of florida
You may also want to attract owls to your area and build box nests. if you need more info I have a pdf file on how to build them.
this link is on my LJ page.info on florida owls
One thing it is against the law to collect owl feathers.
ldy From: ldy Date: January 5th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: welcome to florida

Oh, very cool!

My backyard is teensytiny, but there's woods behind it. I don't think I can build nests on property that is not my own. However, I'll keep it in mind for when I move in 2006!

I never knew that about owl feathers! I'll photograph any that I see, and leave them be :)
neenerface From: neenerface Date: January 5th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I miss your posts :)
ldy From: ldy Date: January 5th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Me, too!

I'm on a mission... a mission from God to post every day :)
From: reproman Date: January 5th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Sounds fantastic! Beats the shit out of the sights and sounds of traffic, doesn't it?!
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