Friday, October 1, 2010

Bear With Me...

I did manage to get outside yesterday, but it was only to take photographs of the berry hunter.


Interestingly, three adults were outside doing various jobs of pruning and painting when Bear Junior walked into the yard and climbed the tree. It was only when branches started to break that anybody noticed him there.


Our dog Bandit was away on conjugal visits or Bear Junior wouldn't have stayed as long as he did. And how he managed not to fall was sheer luck. At one point his butt was stuck and he had to shake the tree to get loose.


After he had his fill of berries and left, I returned to editing. The tree took a beating, but it'll survive.

14 comments :

  1. Just wonderful! Those wonderful autumnal colours, and marvellous to actually have a bear in the garden. Unimaginable for us English countryside folk. Envious!

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  2. Hi Carole. I still dream of seeing the UK one day. Best of luck with your publisher queries.

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  3. I have bears all around me, but I never see 'em...except, very rarely, as I drive. The neighbors about 2 miles from me get them all the time. Vrook, I should say, is not up to bears. They would kick his butt. On another subject, we had a very dry summer and our fall colors are dull. Nothing like last year which was exceptional!!

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  4. Hi Vicki. This is weird because the first person I thought of when I saw him was you. Then again after I read the piece that my guest blogger had done for tomorrow.

    Happy gardening. How's it going with your front door?

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  5. Hi Joylene,
    I've now moved up a posting and realised that you did indeed get out. So no 'winterizing' of the garden, then?
    Still, you have taken some fabulous photos. And those resplendent autumnal colours..beautiful. Thanks for this bear blog. Great stuff.
    In kindness, Gary

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  6. Hi Gary. Does an hour's work count? LOL. I put a few things away, a shovel or two. LOL. I'm bad, I know.

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  7. Wow, the pictures are really something. Glad we don't have any bears around here.

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  8. Hi Susanne. Yes, even after all these years, seeing bears makes me nervous because we're infringing upon their territory.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I'm just catching up (went off in the RV for a couple days) and discovered your wonderful fall colours and the bear. Great photos!

    We had lovely colour last year but not much so far this fall. But we do have bears, and I hesitate to garden by myself now, in case I end up with one between me and the house. They come up via the creek that runs parallel to our side garden, and they like to check out the blueberry bushes on the way past.

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  10. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Carol. It didn't last long enough here. It's so quiet. All the summer folk have gone back to town. I can hear the forest creaking.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Not only is the foliage spectacular, I am in awe of the bears right there so close to you! For a semi-rural girl down here in Texas, to see such nature...well, outside of the zoo...is such a joy and excitement!

    Beautiful photos!

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  12. Hmph! Had a mouse in the garage Saturday, was gonna post about the big chase - Then you go & post pics of a bear in your yard. Your bear trumps the mouse - so no mouse story. (Not a big deal - I was only injured slightly.)

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  13. Love the fall leaves.The colours are beautiful. I don't love the idea of bears in the backyard, though. I can remember as a kid that seeing a bear was a very uncommon thing. Now, they seem to be everywhere.

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  14. @Carol, thank you. I love zoos, but living here surrounded by so much nature is awesome, and I'm very grateful. Thanks for stopping by, Carol. Have a safe weekend.

    @Dave! I'm so glad you're alright. Them mouses can be dangerous. Hope Deb didn't have any trouble taken care of it???

    @Laura, it's the same state of where we've come. Bears don't have the space they need, and we (humans) keep shrinking their territory. Sad, but ...

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