Great Bear Rainforest

You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns.  Henry David Thoreau

In the case of these photos, the attractive spot was on the water, in a zodiac with six other people being as still and quiet as possible to observe this grizzly in the Great Bear Rainforest in June, 2013.  I can’t believe it’s been four years since that trip!  I still think about it often and I’m grateful to have memories of spending eight days on a boat exploring a very unique, beautiful, wild, and amazing place in my own country.

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Great bear Rainforest

One of my favourite photos ever – look at that face!!!

 

 

 

 

…chill…

During the busy Christmas season, it’s important to just chill-out a little, too, like Finnigan here….(However, I’m not sure he’s pleased that I got down on the floor, stuck a camera in front of his face and interrupted his quiet time).

Casey in front of the fireplace

leap of faith

Going for it! This squirrel is on a mission….

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I may have to take back my last post about not liking November, or qualify it with “I usually don’t like November” because the last few days have been unusually warm here.  This squirrel entertained me this afternoon while I was sitting outside drinking coffee…here’s the run up to the leap…

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And the reason for the leap….just a friendly “hello”. But, at this point my friendly squirrel was about a foot away and may have elicited a shriek from me, as it appeared ready to leap again…on me!!

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After some busy weeks at work, it was nice to just outside and be entertained (and to take some pictures). I haven’t had a camera out much lately and missed the whole taking pretty pictures of fall leaves opportunity.  This weekend made up for it as there was a beautiful sunset on Friday night that I photographed from my balcony – I’ll post pictures later in the week.

 

animal therapy

For when you have a week that needs a little cute animal therapy to get you through it!

donkey posing

curious donkey near Craven, SK

Mountain Goat Kid Jasper

friendly face in Jasper National Park

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Surfing Goat Dairy, Upcountry Maui

And my favourite animal picture I’ve ever taken….just look at that face.  The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is beautiful in so many different ways, but to get this close to a bear who trusted that you were only there to admire it in awe and capture it in a picture was pretty amazing.

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Squirrel Poses

It’s not that I love squirrels, it’s just that they pose so nicely for pictures…. (and I love how it doesn’t even look like winter here in these pictures!  It was so nice to hear birds chirping and squirrels scurrying like it was Spring here on the weekend).

ways of dealing with things…

You could be stoic…

serious Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl Interpretative Centre, Moose Jaw, SK

You could just let it all out…

sometimes you just have to let it out

Whistler Campground, Jasper National Park

Or just be cute and hope someone helps you out…

Oh...hi there!

on the way to Miette Hot Springs, Jasper National Park

Just hang out and watch the world go by…

I know you're taking my picture, I'm ignoring you

Whistlers Campground, Jasper National Park

Eat!

Yum..I love snacks

Regina, SK

Or just have a nice long nap…

sleeping porcupine

Boxing Day sleeping porcupine, Battleford, SK

It’s your choice!