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Yesterday was the first really springlike day we've had in a while. After a cold, wet, snowy/sleety/rainy weekend, it was most welcome. After supper, I went for a walk along the river, where the water was as high as I'd ever seen it. The moon peeked through the bare branches, where buds are starting to swell.

spring moon

The woods were full of starlings and red-winged blackbirds, all singing as the sun sank into the west. It was a glorious symphony.

I saw what I thought at first was a beaver swimming in the river, but when it climbed out of the water, I saw its long narrow tail and recognized it as a muskrat.

muskrat

I know there are beavers around too, because I see the evidence of their teeth on the trees.

While I was busy trying to capture the muskrat, I totally missed the great blue heron until it took off and flew away. What a gorgeous creature! One of my favorites. I'm glad to see he's back this year.

Today we're back to rain, so no forays in search of the peepers my friends have been telling me they've been hearing. Perhaps tomorrow. I crossed over the river on my way home, and it's even higher than yesterday. I'm very glad I don't live closer to it!

So I see that more people are abandoning LJ because of the new TOS. I have no immediate plans to go anywhere, and I'm sad to be losing even more folks here. I do have a mirrored Dreamwidth journal, but this is still my primary residence, for now. I'm loathe to give it up, after all the wonderful folks I've met here. I hope you don't all leave, but if you do, please let me know where I can find you elsewhere on the interwebs (if we haven't already connected).

Date: 2017-04-05 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com
Love your muskrat! He's intrepid.

I'm going to post from DW to here, but I'm not going. I have friends here who are only here, and I want to keep up with them.

Date: 2017-04-05 01:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-05 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizardqueen.livejournal.com
Gorgeous pictures. As for LJ, I won't go to Dreamwidth, being too lazy and incapable. I never plan on posting anything here again anyway.

Date: 2017-04-05 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
Thanks!

I'll see you on FB. :)

Date: 2017-04-05 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thoughtsbykat.livejournal.com
I'm glad the weather has improved so you got to enjoy a nice walk. Good capture of the muskrat. Hope you get a photo of the
blue heron in the future.

I'm staying here. People panic over these changes on LJ. I'm pleased with a free 6 months since I have a paid journal. The ads won't be on my pages.

Date: 2017-04-05 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
Every time something changes, people threaten to leave. But a couple of my friends have definitely said they're leaving, and I'll miss them.

Date: 2017-04-05 07:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] heleninwales.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you're not joining the exodus. People aren't even waiting to see if anything changes. I doubt that the new TOS are different to the old ones or significantly different to other online services.

Anyway, I'm not going anywhere, certainly not to Dreamwidth.

Date: 2017-04-05 10:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-05 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddleshark.livejournal.com
Ooh, muskrat! Another name I've read and never had more that a vague impression of "furry critter"...

Glad to hear that spring is finally around the corner.

I'll stick with LJ, and hope that any changes are not drastic. Terms of service are always terrifying, like the list of side effects on prescription medicine...

Date: 2017-04-05 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
I'm glad you're staying!

Date: 2017-04-05 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerjenn.livejournal.com
I've been mirroring my blog on Blogger for a while:

http://jenniferrhubbard.blogspot.com/

and will probably be there. If I leave, I'll still follow you, just not by logging in to LJ.

I like LJ and have stuck with it through a lot. But now the TOS want us to agree to obey the laws of the Russian Federation. I'm concerned about their country's anti-LGBT stance, among other things. So I'm seriously contemplating leaving, as I never have before.

Date: 2017-04-06 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
I don't see how they can enforce that, even if they could know. But I see peoples' problem with it.

I forgot that I have a Blogger account. Followed you there!

Date: 2017-04-14 07:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lamentables
I switched to DW some years ago as my primary site of interaction, but I've a couple of friends left who are LJ-exclusive and for the time being will continue to mirror my posts to LJ and interact with said friends. I hadn't realised until you posted this that you have a DW mirror, so I've now subscribed over here and removed you over there.
I have considered stopping the cross-posting, not allowing LJ comments, deleting the LJ account, and other options, but I value the interaction with my few LJ-remainers too much to do anything at the moment.

Date: 2017-04-06 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bettyw.livejournal.com
I've had a DW account since the last panic, and import my LJ content to it occasionally. I have a permanent LJ account, so it depends on whether they decide it is no longer exempt from ads. Or I might see about mirroring from DW to here in case there's a sudden crash here.

Date: 2017-04-06 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
Ads I can live with. They're easy to ignore.

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