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Pretty deer.

I’m taking an easy day today (submitted a paper yesterday which was brutal). Relaxed in Central Park. That’s the tree I lay under in Strawberry fields (John Lennon’s memorial). And couple of birds…

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We've visited Strawberry fields. Lovely area. YAY! That your paper is done, Inanna.

A photo from our bike ride today. It is a simply gorgeous day.
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Lovely photos, both of you!
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Today's young friend
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I must say the ears of both the does are quite…. Striking.
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Aww. That's a young one, V.

(The better to hear you with Inanna) :D We have white tail deer here, I'm not sure if there are mule deer where V lives, they have large ears. I'd guess the one in V's photo is less than a year old, you can still see some spots.
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Yes, the mother was there too but I didn't get a shot of both of them.
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Ah. Reminds me of Willow of the long name. ;)
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Today's neighbors, having a family gathering
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The very rare black squirrel-cat!
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What.. is that? :scratch:
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It's a black squirrel-cat

Actually it is a very dark squirrel, perhaps escaped from Mirkwood, masquerading as a cat in a tree.
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:rofl:

I think it looks a bit like a horse-squirrel. We have horseflies so.. perhaps not such a great stretch as one might think. :D
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Nature's first green is gold...
In this case it seems it is its last as well.
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That’s a great pic, Rose.
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Irika & I are in Chicago. I had 2 back-to-back easy conferences with empty days in between. So, we are having a mom-daughter vacation. We landed yesterday and had a lovely evening.

Grant Park:
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Aww, in normal, pre-Covid times I might have traveled down to mini-moot with you. I met up with another TORc'er (Mithluin) who was there for a conference years ago. I think we ate at the Blue elephant. Very good. And of course there was the moot of 2008.

Enjoy your time in Chi-town. If you want to try a Chicago deep dish pizza, I'd recommend the butter crust at Lou Malnati's.
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