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Forum topic by backyarder1 posted 04-29-2008 12:30 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2008 12:30 AM

Hi. Some of you know that I am a writer that focuses on nature and the environment. Just wanted to share this little video I made this weekend. I took all the photos and wrote the text and I think the whole thing turned out pretty good.

Thanks for letting me share!
Betsy the nature nerd

-- Betsy, Melbourne, Florida, USA

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#1 posted 04-29-2008 01:11 AM

That is great. I enjoyed the music with the photos, and the way it made me feel, great job!!!

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#2 posted 04-29-2008 01:19 AM

great job on the picture, good choice of music too. really makes you think, thanks for the post!

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#3 posted 04-29-2008 01:23 AM

Betsy. Nice job.. Those are Sandhill cranes aren’t they?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#4 posted 04-29-2008 03:34 AM

Beautiful and how inspiring. I only have 3.3 acres and have bulldozed 3 paths and one cross path through the cedars to create a nature trail that I am building feeding, flower, and play areas for the squirrels and birds for the enjoyment of anyone that would like to come and visit. I only hope that my friends of nature will enjoy my efforts of building these things for them and anyone to enjoy. I forgot the Deer. They seem to come only in the evening but are a very important part of our inviroment. Our granddaughter calls them Princess but dosen’t know that there are a lot of Princess’s in the cedars. Thank YOU for sharing this video with us. It was and is a true JOY to have watched.

-- DeputyDawg

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#5 posted 04-29-2008 03:43 AM

Nice little video Betsy: and a great choice of music…. I just love Louis Armstrong.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 04-29-2008 04:15 AM

Thanks guys. Yes, those are sandhill cranes. They are the cutest little fuzz balls! I saw two hawks eye-balling them and got pretty worried, but last time I check they were still okay.

On another matter, I finally found someone to give me some woodworking classes but haven’t had the time to do it yet. I’m finished some unfinished nightstands and THEN hope to start on my next woodworking project!

-- Betsy, Melbourne, Florida, USA

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#7 posted 04-29-2008 04:58 AM

Nice photography, Betsy, and a great choice of music!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-29-2008 05:30 AM

Very nice. I have to agree with TAWW makes you think.

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#9 posted 04-29-2008 01:30 PM

Super job, Betsy. Kudos to you and I hope it gets around and especially to developers. They own this state. The Hometown Democracy push has been kicked off the November ballot via procedural fiat so we’ll have to wait for 2010 to make it happen. If we can get it passed it will slow them bums down a bit.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 04-29-2008 02:16 PM

Kind of interesting you said that, J.C.
As a writer, I was “interviewing” a developer over the phone yesterday for a design article. He wanted me to come down and see his huge condo project that he built on the river and the thought of it just made me cringe. I don’t think I can do it.
Yes, its hard to pass up a paying job when you are a writer (they aren’t that easy to come by) but I can’t just go ooh and aah at his project, either.

-- Betsy, Melbourne, Florida, USA

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#11 posted 04-30-2008 03:29 AM

Paying the bills are paramount for living in a free society. That and paying taxes, the increased prices for food, gasoline, ad infinitum. Taking the money doesn’t mean you have to sell your soul. Just try not to make any retching noises during the tour. HA!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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