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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    There is a group of porcupines under the abandoned cabin next to my house. They are becoming unwelcome because they are decimating some prominent trees. The oaks I planted I put collars on so they can't climb, but there's a 120' pine in front of the cabin that will die soon. So, I give thanks to the Fisher.
    Is that the porcupine? What are the prongs protruding outwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    Is that the porcupine? What are the prongs protruding outwards?
    Front foot, big claws.

    They are partial to Hemlock, but the Pine was handy and I guess tasty. They are partial to particular trees.
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    My favorite NYC building. I’ve never been past the lobby. The two suited security men smiled and shook their heads when I asked if there was an observation deck or other public space up high.
    Been talk about that for years. Never happened.
    There used to be a restaurant called The Cloud Club but that was way before my time.
    Walter Chrysler had an apartment at the base of the tower in his lifetime I believe.
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    I remember walking around the ruins of the Club. There was a wall with private locked humidors.

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    These photos are eighteen years apart: an Ash tree in the woods here.
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    These photos are eighteen years apart: an Ash tree in the woods here.
    You think this is a result of the Emerald Ash Borer?

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    No, this is an old tree that lost a limb a long time ago and had rotted from the inside over the decades I have lived here. It's more than twenty feet around and yet thriving. Where I live the borers are not yet ascendant, but Ash "decline" has been evident for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    You think this is a result of the Emerald Ash Borer?
    The tree, if in New England, is no doubt infected to some degree (none are left here in New Hampshire but in Western Mass I occasionally see some alive, although you can tell by their thinning crowns that they're all infected). The gaping hole in this one isn't likely to be caused by the ash borer - either directly or indirectly, as it's such an old wound and the ash borer is a relatively new pest; also, they don't tend to leave piles of sawdust that you can see in the third pic - that's likely carpenter ants and perhaps some woodpecker damage. The bark would also be peeling back in sheets if badly infected - this bark appears to be pretty intact, although this guy won't be standing for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    No, this is an old tree that lost a limb a long time ago and had rotted from the inside over the decades I have lived here. It's more than twenty feet around and yet thriving. Where I live the borers are not yet ascendant, but Ash "decline" has been evident for awhile.
    Looks like porcupines likely use that tree as a den.
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    They use the cabin at its base. I've relocated porcupines in the past: get them into a garbage can and drive a good ways off. There was a young one wandering across the yard yesterday evening as I walked down the drive with the dogs, who were good enough to leave it alone. After the recent ice storm I am thinking to log around the house, which is surrounded by 100" tall pines. It will make a mess, but if one hits the house it could be a write-off.
    The first photo is 2007. The tree was a porcupine den.

    The fact that it still stands is remarkable, and a testament to the increased strength of a larger diameter tube with thinner walls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post

    The fact that it still stands is remarkable, and a testament to the increased strength of a larger diameter tube with thinner walls.
    It's why bamboo makes a decent bike.

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    Národní muzeum in Prague completely restored and absolutely beautiful. Finished in 2019. Natural history exhibits honor both current science and Victorian "cabinet of curiosity" style of display. Well worth a visit if you like science or beautiful buildings or you have kids who like mammoths or you like mammoths. Excellent job. Well done.



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    The sun aligns with our path into the woods.
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    Národní muzeum in Prague completely restored and absolutely beautiful. Finished in 2019. Natural history exhibits honor both current science and Victorian "cabinet of curiosity" style of display. Well worth a visit if you like science or beautiful buildings or you have kids who like mammoths or you like mammoths. Excellent job. Well done.



    How is Prague now?
    In 1990 I took the overnight train from Venice to Prague. Then we rented this very fast Toyota and made a tour of all the Bohemian churches in the countryside.
    That was about a year after the wall fell. You would drive into these little towns with this fast car and people would come out of their homes just to get a look at it.
    No billboards, no western advertising. And no GPS.
    I remenber wading into a freshly ploughed field with my church book trying to ask the farmer which way to the church. He thought I was nuts.
    The only western influence - a T Moble phone booth in the main square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmdesigner View Post
    How is Prague now?
    In 1990 I took the overnight train from Venice to Prague. Then we rented this very fast Toyota and made a tour of all the Bohemian churches in the countryside.
    That was about a year after the wall fell. You would drive into these little towns with this fast car and people would come out of their homes just to get a look at it.
    No billboards, no western advertising. And no GPS.
    I remenber wading into a freshly ploughed field with my church book trying to ask the farmer which way to the church. He thought I was nuts.
    The only western influence - a T Moble phone booth in the main square.
    It is Europe now. Your experience was a very long time ago in many more ways that just years. My wife and I lived there for 4 years in the 2000's and it has changed significantly even since then.

    Here's just one of the excellent restaurants we visited. https://www.almaprague.cz/en

    Here's our hotel. https://www.ariahotel.net

    One of the newer museums. https://www.kunsthallepraha.org/en

    Recent design. https://www.dezeen.com/tag/prague/
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    It is Europe now. Your experience was a very long time ago in many more ways that just years. My wife and I lived there for 4 years in the 2000's and it has changed significantly even since then.

    Here's just one of the excellent restaurants we visited. https://www.almaprague.cz/en

    Here's our hotel. https://www.ariahotel.net

    One of the newer museums. https://www.kunsthallepraha.org/en

    Recent design. https://www.dezeen.com/tag/prague/
    Nice. I must visit again.
    But hopefully the memory of those times will not be lost.
    Wandering around Berlin then - people were crossing the once border and then crossing back like they were in a daze.
    A euphoria that was indescribable...

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