Listening to: Dispatch, “Water Stop”
This is why I love living in or near the woods:
Sorry the picture’s so small, but if you look right in the middle, you’ll see a deer. She ran through the field just as I was passing the door. A rarity, that–they usually come out at sunset. We’ve seen four at a time, at the most.
Another shot, just as she was returning to the woods:
Of course, seeing all this wildlife is a bit sad, too. Just two years ago, the land where our apartment complex now stands was forest. These animals have been run out of their home, and now only have a strip of forest to live in. With the rate of development down here, I’d bet that even that strip will be gone in a decade.
That’s why I could never live here permanently. I would look around and see nothing but beautiful forest and wetlands being torn down and mowed over, and WalMarts, Bojangles, and million-dollar housing complexes built in their place. It’s already happening, actually…I just haven’t been here long enough to see it firsthand.
No, give me rural Pennsylvania any day. I much prefer to live in a place where few others want to live, than a place where everyone wants to be.
I’m funny like that.