Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Outdoor Adventure





I went for a long drive in the country last weekend.
I was going to get an old wheelbarrow I saw in an ad.

Beautiful day.
Loved seeing all of nature on the way.

Beautiful flowers...

Ducks in a pond...
Such an enjoyable and peaceful time.

When I got to the long road out in the country where the wheelbarrow was,
I stopped to look at something, and much to my surprise,
they was a bear along side the road!
It was about 5' tall! Big brown bear up on it's hind legs!

I have never seen one so close.
It was about 6' from my car.

Well of course I had my camera with me. I take it with me everywhere I go.

I sat and debated for a minute. Did I dare get out of the car to take a closer look?
To get a great picture?

The bear did not seem to be at all alarmed,
or even caring I was there.


So I decided to do it.
To get out.
To risk it all to get this great shot.

I walked up within 4' of the bear.
I kind of came up by it's side.
and then it happened!

I got it!
The best shot ever of a close up of a bear!












Then I walked around right in front of him.
And here he is.
A bear holding a mailbox.Isn't he the cutest mailbox holder you have ever seen?

And that is my outdoor Wednesday adventure today.

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12 comments:

luna miranda said...

oh, that's an adorable bear mailbox holder! what a neat idea!

Dragonlady said...

You are so funny, I was reading your post and holding my breath when you said you got out of the car to take a picture of a bear, of course, you didn't say it was a LIVE bear....when i scrolled down and saw it, i waqs shaking my head and laughing.....great story, Barband yes, it was a neat mailbox holder....
hugs
Brenda

Ann said...

Love of the pics you captured. The bear holding the mailbox is adorable. Happy Outdoor Wed.

Judi said...

Hysterical!!! I was thinkin' OH NO!! Judi

Shyra said...

You had me going! So cute! :o) Love your photos...

Patina Marie said...

You got me!!!!

Maureen said...

Hahaha! You scared me for a minute. Nooo.....don't get out. LOL!

Marydon Ford said...

Clever write ... got everyone's attention! didn't you! Chuckle. Love your pics.

Have a great day.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Ms. Bake-it said...

Too cute Barbara Jean! I cracked up when I finally saw the bear!

Marilyn said...

I was actually thinking 'she's totally crazy!" So glad it was just a carved animal! ♥♫

vicki said...

There is nothing like a wonderful little walk outside - does so much good for the soul. Loved the pictures! That bear looks pretty harmless!

vicki

Rose said...

LOL,
Cute! You got me too!
I would have done it exactly the same way. We think alike!
Rose