Saturday, August 19, 2006

Terse Verse

open door
rummaging for a
midnight snack


Blogger robin andrea said...

What a wild night time visitor. It didn't get in the house, did it? Great photograph.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

I see your friend is back. What a spooky shot! I love it and the poem.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Maxly said...

Wow! What a visitor to deal with, especially at night.

Great shot and poem

12:25 PM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Love the bear and poem. What a combination. ;-)

2:05 PM  
Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

This bear looks as if he is accustomed to dropping by for a look-around. How wonderful that you were able to get his photo - the darkness of it is very evocative and beautiful!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

And still you took a great photo, despite the chaos. The poem says it all. Not a visitor I'd want in the night. What door was open?

6:39 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Nice stuff. My friend (who built her own cabin in Idaho BY HERSELF) once had a bear visit to eat her dog's food. She said when he ran down the hill "he was almost fluid." She said that "There's no way you could outrun a bear if he really wanted to catch you!"

8:52 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

I have this not-so-irrational fear of bears, so when one pops up on your blog, it gives me the willies. But it's cool, none the less.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

good picture and poem. I am glad bears don't visit me as close as yours visit you but do enjoy the fact yours do

10:23 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

robin andrea
he was here again just a short time ago - I put some metal on the deck so I could hear when he came up the steps - no he doesn't get into the house (I sure hope he doesn't!)

this area has more than its share of bears this year -

think I would be use to them - but they still raise my pulse and blood pressure

cynthia e. bagley
can't say I love the bear - he is interesting but a bit too close...

sigrid jardin
our neighbor's dog has a special woof that tells us there is a bear in the area - that is providing he arrives from the neighbor's direction :)

pam in tucson
no doors open - just stuff spread all over the deck and yard - between the woodchuch, squirrels and bears our poor plants and planters are taking a beating this year...

they are wonderful to watch and move with grace for something so large... I hope he finds more attractive hunting grounds now that the blueberries have been eaten :)

susan gets native
you are not alone - these bears are a bit close for comfort

have to admit my toes are still tingling

10:51 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Oooh that's scary! Those eyes!! Love the words ... they send a chill.

7:33 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Oh! I love this! Photo and poem! Makes my hairs stand on end.

12:43 PM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Oh my, what a special night visitor and those eyes glow like flashlights in the gloom. Your furry friend looks wary and inquisitive at the same time, and the poem which accompanies his (or her) image goes right to the heart and captures the scene perfectly.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

chill is right --- I go to the window now at the slightest sound - wondering what is out there...

hair is on end here also -- lots of mixed feelings - thought they would leave when the blueberries were gone - but they keep looking...

inquisitive is the word... If there is something to turn over he has turned it...
We have our feeders hung on the side of the house - somehow they have learned - if there is a house - there is food

9:48 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

This is such an evocative photo. Wild things are fascinating because they raise the hair on the back of our neck even while we stand transfixed by their beauty and presence. Those eyes! Great poem, too.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

Endment, I keep wanting to see a bear - but I am sure it will scare me to death when it finally happens. I would rather see it from the car in some other area than MY HOME! This photograph is amazing - the eyes especially. Did you go out on the deck to get the photo or take it through a window? Do you live in a very rural area? You have so much wildlife! Stay safe! :)

1:25 AM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Bears are wonderful; except when they get into mischief. I love see them when I go hiking in the Delaware Water Gap area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes I wish we had visitors like these... I haven't even seen many racoons around lately.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Maya's Granny said...

Endment, I think maybe your bear's cousin was using my exterior stairs to get to the park a few years ago. Actually, it was a few years ago that we spoke on the staircase. Bears still use my stairs all the time.

Here in Juneau, because we live so close to bears, bird feeders are highly discouraged until the bears go into hibernation.

4:03 AM  
Anonymous claude said...

Such an amazing visitor, especially seen from where I live ;)
Stunning shot!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous yllstonewolf said...

absolutely enchanting! oh to have a visit by old grandfather in the night!! lucky you!

11:10 PM  

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