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joansdaughter

share something nice about the area in our world where you live

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i live in the USA. i'm 20 mins from the beach and casinos. i live right by farms in the country too. my area also has nice strip malls. it's close by to so many things. great to be here.

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I live in central Texas called the 'Hill Country'. There's lots of lakes and rivers and we have a creek in our backyard. We have 3 horses on our property and can go out and play with them anytime we want and a round pen that we play in with them. They are like big puppy dogs, except they love carrots. We have a beautiful wall of glass overlooking large hills that almost look like mountains on the whole backside of our house. The Austin area is great for music and theater...There's always something to do here, even tho' we live in the country. The climate is usually mild except in the summer when we reach 100 degree temps a little too often. But we love it here.

Linny

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linny ty for sharing and I'm intrigued by that glass wall. do you have a pic of it? would love to see it.

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I live in a planned community halfway between Baltimore and Washington DC. There is always something going on in terms of culture in both cities. And my backyard extends into a wooded ravine with a walking path (city park). I have access to all the neat things in big cities and quiet at home...I've had up to 12 deer in my yard at one time.

In late May/early June I'll be moving to Atlanta. My new house is surrounded by woods and is so private that the current owners don't have any drapes or shades on the windows. After this past winter, I'm looking forward to living in an area that doesn't get snow.

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I live in northern Florida. When I take my dogs for a walk we get to see wonderful wildlife! :-)

SM

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I live in northern Florida. When I take my dogs for a walk we get to see wonderful wildlife! :-)

SM

OMG, is that a croc!!!???

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OMG, is that a croc!!!???

Close Chloe! It's an alligator!

This particularly one is at a state park not too far from where we live, but there's a pond BEHIND OUR HOUSE that has them too!

Peecup calls Alex and Sparky "Gator Bait". :-(

SM

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linny ty for sharing and I'm intrigued by that glass wall. do you have a pic of it? would love to see it.

I guess it's not really a glass wall but more a wall of glass windows and french doors.

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very nice pics ladies. both view look nice. making me want to be at both places. fl and tx

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Close Chloe! It's an alligator!

This particularly one is at a state park not too far from where we live, but there's a pond BEHIND OUR HOUSE that has them too!

Peecup calls Alex and Sparky "Gator Bait". :-(

SM

grrr why am I not surprised peecup said that ....

are you frightened of the alligators at all?

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oh linny that's beautiful!!!

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I get all four seasons in a beautiful variety throughout the year. Right now the weather is beautiful and mild and the snow just melted and I'm waiting for my easy-to-grow flowers to come up and make themselves known :) (I don't do "hard-to-grow" flowers, but I stick with the most weed-like behaving ones that are hard to kill ^_^ )

Here's one of my lilies from last year:

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I love lilys, Nooblette. I have some white iris's blooming right now. I'll take a picture. lol

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I live in Melbourne. No secret there as it is on my profile. It is a city of around 4 million people that sprawls around a large bay on the southern coast of Australia.

Where I live is fairly central with excellent access to public transport which includes trains, trams and buses which are convenient and safe. I will often choose the train or tram rather than driving. There are numerous restaurants offering food from almost any country you can think of and almost anything you could want in the way of entertainment. My area is an older area with many homes around a hundred years old or older but it is an area that is also changing with more apartment blocks springing up at a rapid rate.

Melbourne is also known for it's numerous parks and gardens. Where I live I have easy access to several bike paths that follow local rivers and streams. I often ride these paths and like the way that the city can vanish as I follow these paths through extensive areas of natural vegetation that has remained virtually untouched within the city boundaries.

I also love to go down to the beach to explore the variety that Melbourne's shoreline offers varying from sandy beaches to marshy wetlands or rocky cliffs.

Melbourne is famous, or notorious for having 4 seasons in one day. It can plummet from 43C (109F) to 18C (64F) in literally minutes. The climate is quite mild. We do not get snow. It does not go below freezing ever. We do tend to get a few very hot days each summer but for the most part 25C (77F) to 30C (86F) is more usual.

Melbourne has been voted the worlds most liveable city a few times now and I think I agree with that.

I can't think of any one picture that says it all.

I do have pictures if you follow the link in my signature. My Ozzie photos. I will warn you though that there are hundreds there. Most of them are within the Melbourne area.

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i would love to visit Australia one day and see the city.

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grrr why am I not surprised peecup said that ....

are you frightened of the alligators at all?

There are alot of wild critters where I live. The day I took the picture of the alligator I saw two baby bears (not sure where mom was, though probably not far away), another alligator and a red cockaded woodpecker (a rare guy). I'm respectful of them and keep my distance. I don't let the furbabies swim in areas where I know them to be. Every few months there's a story on the news of a pet that's been eaten by a gator. It's just part of living here and you have to be careful. 20% of the land in Florida is in some sort of protected status... either as parks or refuges. We're extemely blessed and I love living here because of it.

SM

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OK, I'll play - I live in Northern NSW, Australia, on the Coast. A short stroll to the beach. This is a pic from the air of my small Village & a pic of one entrance to the beach (lots of beaches and fresh country air round here.) No Alligators, just Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Snakes, Spiders, Native Parrots & other Birds, Lizards, Dolphins & Sharks!

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Beautiful Disco!!! I have always wanted to go to Australia and Africa. Besides being with my horses, being near the ocean is where my heart is.

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OK, I'll play - I live in Northern NSW, Australia, on the Coast. A short stroll to the beach. This is a pic from the air of my small Village & a pic of one entrance to the beach (lots of beaches and fresh country air round here.) No Alligators, just Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Snakes, Spiders, Native Parrots & other Birds, Lizzards, Dolphins & Sharks!

D

And to think there was a time when the only way they could get settlers there was to send convicts!

I guess the joke was on those crazy Brits! :-)

It's beautiful Disco. You are truly blessed.

SM

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Yes it's a nice part of the world - peaceful too.

Yeah, SM! The Brits immigrate out here these days, they are queueing up to come down here now! :nature-smiley-008:

D

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Ok Disco, I'm boarding a plane shortly, pull out the sofa bed ;) A gorgeous part of Oz, that's for sure!

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Ok Disco, I'm boarding a plane shortly, pull out the sofa bed ;) A gorgeous part of Oz, that's for sure!

I live in Victoria BC Canada....

surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.....the Capital of British Columbia

very similar weather to Seattle............truly West Coast........

'if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes'

these are pics my daughter has taken:

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*hugs*

MG :nature-smiley-001:

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Wow...amazing photos Moongoddess!

Something I love hearing when I wake up is the birds....they are prolific here ( semi-rural). This morning the Black cockatoos are really active. We also have kookaburras, eastern rosellas (parrots) and magpies.

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No sofa bed here, Chloe, but got one darn cumfy big leather lounge (slept on it a few times myself ) ... you are quite welcome to it, anytime. We have tried to organise a get together here at the local resort ... but it never eventuated.

D

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ok so i'll be going to see MG in Canada and Disco in NSW Aus.

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