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For the appreciation of the glorious beauty of nature and in unexpected places.
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What's the scale here? Are those pebbles or large boulders the size of a small boulder?
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Bull ant is about an inch long.

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Impenitent wrote:Bull ant is about an inch long.
OMG! :shock:
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Impenitent wrote:I have a vid of a self-effacing brown snake who crossed the track during that walk that I'd be happy to share. [emoji14]
There are self-effacing brown snakes? Do they go around saying, "Oh go on, don't mind me... I don't want to be a bother"?
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If snakes could speak, that's exactly what that snake would have said.
Most Oz snakes are supremely non-aggressive; they slink away when they hear you coming, to avoid attention and clear the road for you.

As snakes go, they're my kind of snake.

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I discovered another hiking trail a mere 15 minutes from my house. That's one thing I love about Ottawa - it may not be Edinburgh, but it does have a lot of hidden surprises.
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Question: if you happened to unexpectedly come across Willow Matilde while hiking alone, would you think you had stumbled upon a black wolf?
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Edit: I suppose the tag hanging from her collar is a giveaway, but supposing she wasn't wearing it?
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No. She doesn't look remotely wolflike. Why, did someone?

Do you have wolves in the area?
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There are wolves in the area, but they tend to avoid humans so they're only spotted occasionally.

Anna would occasionally get mistaken for a wolf, but so far nobody has said that about Willow. Which I thought was odd because Anna was so obviously a German Shepherd, ad not everyone knows that they can be all-black. But then, Anna would move with the characteristic lope of a wolf, and Willow doesn't.
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I guess if I were genuinely concerned about wolves, I might see anything dog shaped and wonder. But those ears don't say wolf at all.
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Which ears say wolf to you?
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Wolf ears? :D

Of actual dogs, mostly sled pulling breeds, like husky, malamute, or tamaskan. There are some shepherd breeds that are fairly wolf like, but I have never looked at a German Shepherd and thought it looked like a wolf. And I grew up around German Shepherds of a much leaner, less sloping shape than I see now.

Some people think the Caucasian Shepherd, aka Wolfcrusher, looks like a wolf, but it's actually a cross between a bear and a couch.
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She kinda reminds me of Anna Cornick in this series:
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Of course, Anna is a werewolf, so actual wolf morphology may be a bit off.
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How is that series, though?
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I actually like it a lot. :) It is technically a spin off of the Mercedes Thompson "Moon Called" series, but I like the "Alpha and Omega" series a bit better. Both are excellent. Lots of paranormal romance books are utter crap, but these two series are great. :)
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Point Roadknight beach.

The cove in the last photo was the scene of phone tragedy, as Marc's phone encountered ab aggressive wave and was fatally damaged.

The fault was mine; I was carrying is phone in my bag while taking that very photo with my own phone. My attention thus distracted, the wave came upon me unawares.ImageImageImageImage

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Oh my, such lovely photos! It's a shame about
Marc's phone. I had that happen with a camera in Hawaii. Saltwater is no friend to electronics. :(
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What lovely pics!
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Very nice pics!
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Beautiful photos, Impish!
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