Wednesday, January 03, 2007

KEEP OUT


I hate these signs!!! When we were at the cottage in Michigan this past week, I took a lovely walk along the gravel road and saw these signs everywhere, marring the gorgeous scenery of the woods.









I understand owning our houses. But when was it that we lost the Native American spirit of no one owning the land? It belongs to everyone! Maybe that was one of the things we should have taken from them--their convictions about property. (Sigh)

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  1. That is awful...one should be able to walk freely in a wooded area and I fail to see how it intrudes on anyone's privacy. They could make the immediate area around their houses off limits. It is just the obsession with possession ..."This is MINE!!"

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  2. Yes that is sad. When I see signs like that it really makes me mad. In some ways it might be better than it being developed into a housing complex...

    But as I remember, almost everywhere we went in Switzerland, I never saw a sign like that.

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  3. When I was a little kid, my brother and I would take them down whenever we saw one. Hee-hee.

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  4. hMaybe they are trying to keep rogue hunters off the property, thus protecting hikers?? Just a thought.

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  5. DW: That's definitely what it feels like when you're there. Maybe there ARE issues with encroachment by hunters, etc. No one wants the liability of someone getting hurt on their land. So sad.

    ET: I wonder how they DO get around this in other countries?! But yes, it's definitely better than the alternative (building complexes). This is way out in the boonies still, away from small towns, so I don't think we'll ever have to worry about that, thank God!

    THR: That is way too funny. :)

    Susan d: I'm sure there is truth to that, not wanting the liability of death or injury, because there are deer there! Too bad there can't be a happy compromise.

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  6. The signs are vandalisme and I wonder if the landowners believe the natives one day will do as they did: steal the land (though back).

    In Norway everyone can walk freely all over in the nature exept for on cultivated land. That's win win for all of us.

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  7. Tor: Great observation! I would love it if the "natives" could restore our land back to the way it was. They of all people knew/know how to reverance Mother Earth!

    Your Norway truly IS a win-win for all! We could learn from you.

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  8. Maybe you should return and add another sign: "NO SIGN ALLOWED!!!"
    Hee, hee... :O)

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  9. You are so delightfully funny, Ms. Clo! :)

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  10. Yes, it is sad. I saw quite a few close to a friend's cottage during our stay. I know that (at least there) some owners do put the signs up to protect the wildlife from out of season hunters and - unfortunately - from visitors that do not respect the environment. I guess there is also the matter of not wanting to be liable in case of an injury.

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  11. Tim: I'm guessing you see these signs all the time while you're out-n-about on your many walks. Sigh.

    CS: Well, maybe in our lifetime we can be rsponsible in ways that inspire other people to also be responsible and hopefully build a ripple effect, one person at a time. What else can we do?

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  12. Ah, hunters!! Sorry, I didn't read the signs properly. I can certainly see how could be a problem.

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  13. Hunters or not, DW, it's still sad. You would think especially hunters would be responsible!

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