mr. rogers would be jealous

29 Mar

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood,
A neighborly day for a beauty,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you…”

I’m beginning with a bit of nostalgia: the first few lines of Mr. Rogers theme song, where he sings about his ideal neighbor: you the viewer! For me my ideal neighbors are wild animals and birds. I am so fortunate to live in another small town where, like Invermere, the animals and ecosystem aren’t completely over-run and manipulated by human activity… it’s one of the reasons why its so refreshing to be to be away from ‘the big city’.

My first furry encounter since moving to a new town, happened a couple months ago. Since then, I have seen quite a few deer around. Yesterday, one actually came prancing past me so quick, that I hardly had time to get my camera out and shoot (the photo at the very top is the result). Also, on my walks it’s been impossible not to notice the many deer tracks left behind in the soft spring ground. It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood.

For an extra hit of nostalgia here’s the official Mr. Rogers introduction song. This children’s show was a classic PBS gem and an undeniable staple of my childhood.

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