Neighborhood Bear

Photo Friday Theme: Large by Kim DSC_0163

This photo was taken on a beautiful April day in the high 70’s and clear skies. Everyone has decided it’s time to  come out of hibernation from the winter. My husband John and I took the dog on a walk up toward the reservoir. Nothing eventful during the walk, until after dinner when our shepherd, Bailey started growling…  well the neighborhood bear came out of hibernation too!

People were pulled over taking pictures of the bear in our neighbor’s yard and we pulled out our camera too…. Floridians remember?   He disappeared for awhile and then reappeared with the neighbors garbage can and was having a nice smorgasbord in their yard! I remember hearing  of the “neighborhood bear” and to not put out your garbage until the morning of pick up!

We did see him a few more times wondering between the homes and definitely have him in my mind when I take the dog out for a walk.  No worries though, it’s winter and we are back to hibernating!

Springing?

theme: Spring by Kim

bulbs sprouting

My first winter in New Jersey has been 98% with snow on the ground since the day I moved in late November. Other than getting used to the coldness  in contrast to Florida Sunshine, it has been a beautiful landscape. Peaceful, reflective, crisp are all words to describe the winter as long as I’m not driving in it!! I am however ready to thaw out.

The sprouting bulbs I noticed last week – what a surprise! The first sign of spring. This shot reminds me of the Secret Garden where they plant the bulbs in the dead garden with hopes of what Spring will bring. Of course it snowed again the day before spring began, but that little sign gives me hope that a new season is on it’s way! My winter rantings can be found at : http://floridagirlgonejersey.wordpress.com

PS:  Oh, I saw a robin in my pine tree too – made me smile