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#1 Old 05-01-2015, 01:53 PM
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One of the things I love about forum communities is getting to know people from all over the world.

Although I am not much of a city girl, I live just outside of San Antonio, Texas. No matter where I wander, my heart is here in Texas. When people visit, usually one of the first places they want to see is the San Antonio, Riverwalk. The areas right downtown are usually crowded with tourists visiting the many shops and restaurants. The areas further away from downtown can be pretty quiet and peaceful though. (picture above)

We usually have brief winters and springs, with really long hot summers. My favorite places to run away from the world for a bit are up in the Texas Hill Country areas. When I can though, I like to escape down to North Padre Island. It is nice being just a few hours from the Gulf of Mexico.

I mostly just love spending time exploring out on an old dirt road.

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I would love know more about your corner of this amazing planet!

What are some of your favorite things about where you live?

Where do you like to take people visiting from out of town?

Share some pictures if you would like to.
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#2 Old 05-01-2015, 03:11 PM
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I just moved to England from the US, and my husband and I will be living in Worthing, West Sussex by mid-June. He works in Worthing and we spend a good amount of time there already. It's a quiet, charming seaside town with a beautiful little pier and a lovely vegan/vegetarian restaurant called Daisy Moo's Bakehouse.


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What a stunningly beautiful place! I love the picture!
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Here are a couple pics I took of the rockies which is just a few hours from my place:

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These are from around my neighborhood.
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I live in Duluth, right next to Lake Superior which is the second largest fresh water lake in the world. I LOVE this city! It is large enough to offer arts, great medical services, decent shopping, a good mix of people. Yet is is situated very close to some prime wilderness areas, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Park in Canada as well as the Superior National Forest and Cloquet state forest. Even right in the city, there are little oases where you can escape the hustle and bustle. I often ride my bike to Grassy Point, a little offshoot area of the St. Louis River, before work for peace and meditation. There are some awesome birds and other wildlife back in there. The pic with the tall grass/weeds is from Grassy Point. This city is so laid back as far as traffic and speed compared to the Twin Cities a few hours to the south. I didn't grow up here but actually came here rather unwillingly in 1998 (long story) but fell in love with it. I met my current husband who lived only half a block from me when I moved here and he had moved here just two months later. We both had the same circle of friends. Crazy huh? I must confess that some of these photos are his, not mine. My husband is a talented photographer.
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naturebound, your husband is not bad at all. That first pic is pretty cool. The tunnel at the end too, all mysterious. I want to explore it.
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I love seeing these pictures.
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I love seeing these pictures too! Makes me want to come visit everyone of you!


I live in a rural area of western NC. There are lots of fields, woods, and horses around here. We don't have a stoplight in the little town I live in called Green Creek, NC. The closest large grocery or Walmart store is 30 minutes away. I really like living in the sticks!


The first picture is a little town 15 minutes from my house called Tryon, NC. Ever watch the Andy Griffith Show? It's very much like Mayberry.


The rest of the pictures are of my family's land. LOVE where I live!
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The lake about a mile and a half from my house. I used to have a row boat but was lax with renewing my permit. So they confiscated it and I didn't have the money, at the time, to get it back. One of my regrets. I loved rowing around the lake.
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It's definitely spring. The crabapple tree is in bloom again.
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It's definitely spring. The crabapple tree is in bloom again.
So pretty! My mom used to make crabapple jelly when I was a kid. Yum!
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I'm in Richmond, VA. We live a block or so from the James River and walk along the banks often. The picture of the hydrangea is from my side yard.
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Wow. So many beautiful photos! I've never been great at taking landscape photos and currently live in the middle of cornfields (literally just beyond the fence in my backyard), but looking at all these lovely pics makes me want to try to capture something nice with the camera.

Naturebound, seeing turtles poking out of the water is one of my favorite things!
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It's a beautiful city but there are problems. The gentrification of the bay area is pushing me out of my home.. :/ might be moving to louisville, ky for a better living


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It's a beautiful city but there are problems. The gentrification of the bay area is pushing me out of my home.. :/ might be moving to louisville, ky for a better living
I'm from the bay area. I live in Portland now. The same thing is happening here. Gentrification. Gross, but inevitable.

There's a veganic farm/animal sanctuary in Kentucky. I think it's near Louisville. I want to try to volunteer there someday or something. I like the idea of a veganic farm and sanctuary. Kind of a vision for the future. There's another one in northern California -- I think in Grass Valley.
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Gorgeous photos posted here...

I live in Southern California.

First picture is the beach near my house.

The last three are on one of the Channel Islands off the coast of where I live-you can see their outlines in the first picture. I wish the rest of Southern California looked like this. Deserted and pristine. (You can tell I'm a little introverted, can't you? ) The landscape is particularly brown because of the drought but its often greener out there because of the marine layer.
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Some wildlife in our area. Last weekend we were hiking in Northern Wisconsin and saw thousands of tiny little frogs hopping all over on a sandy trail. My husband photographed one in my hand to show how tiny they are. I have never seen a frog so little! The moose and two calves we saw in 2005 while out in our canoe. We saw them again the next evening and the Mom was not too happy with us. She walked up to the edge of the water and glared at us out in our canoe. We didn't come too close! Unfortunately I can't find that photo yet. And dragonflies. There is such a diversity of those up here! Must have something to do with the mosquito population lol.
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I went on a 9.5 mile canoe day trip on Saturday up the Isabella River and Rice lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wiliderness. This is about two and a half hours or so north of where I live. I love this area and have canoed other parts of this river before. There are Native American pictographs along this river too. The Native Americans harvest the abundance of the wild rice that grows along this area in late Fall. Unfortunately, a few years ago there was a huge forest fire that destroyed much of the area so in many of the photos I will show, the trees are barren and stark due to being burned. It added a sort of haunting beauty to the area, and was such a contrast against the life giving wild rice plants and soft lilly pads growing in the river. Wild rice requires deep water and it is amazing to have the experience of seeing it grow in nature, down to the finest grain. As we paddled along the rice paddies the canoe naturally chucked some rice grain so that it fell into the canoe and it reminded me of a documentary of wild rice harvesting by the Native Americans. This is a very spiritual area for them, sacred and beautiful, and we did our best to respect it as visitors. On a side note, we thought the wildlife crossing sign was a hoot. Of course we know that wildlife cross in other areas besides the area the sign designates as a "wildlife crossing" lol. Edit to add: our dog Sable wears a lifejacket even though she is an excellent swimmer. It helps others distinguish her from a bear, and should we overturn in the canoe, it helps us keep her with us. And if we overturned in the canoe in the middle of a lake crossing, she would not be exhausted trying to tread water.
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I'm not sure what just happened, but for some reasons my profile pic is showing in place of the photos. If you click on each one though, it will show the actual photo. Strange!
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