Three Miles From Pavement
|Twin fawns in my meadow|
all photos by Jonathan Schechter
I do not live out in the wilds, but I am three miles from the closest paved road.There are only four, or maybe it's five traffic lights in my hilly township of 36 square miles. Wilderness? No way. But northern Oakland County is full of wildness and special moments of nature. That is why I live here in an older house perched on top of a eroded glacial hill, my window to nature's way and a source of constant inspiration for Earth's Almanac. More importantly those moments of nature following their evolutionary course in a human dominated world are moments of peace for me. (All these photos are within 200 yards of my front door)
|An eastern bluebird attending to his young: on my driveway fence post|
Can't do that in the city!