Steve, I'm sure where you live has it's own beauty. You are near the Great Lakes aren't you. I have seen some stunning stuff from there.
and Ronny, don't say that because Belgium is a beautiful place. I love the town of Ghent, besides you have great beer.
bayourebel, DOn and Raghu, thanks for the kind comments.
Annie , actually Koalas (not bears at all) are very far from cute. They are essntially permanently drunk on the alcohol in the eucalyptus leaves they eat, spend most of their time asleep and if you ever get to hold one in the zoo, chances are it will do its business on you. LOL. They are reasonably common, but it is still a treat to see one in the wild, even with their disgusting personal habits. LOL. I will look for your Lime kilns later today.