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.
One of my favourite photos ever – look at that face!!!
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).
Going for it! This squirrel is on a mission….
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…
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!!
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.
For when you have a week that needs a little cute animal therapy to get you through it!
curious donkey near Craven, SK
friendly face in Jasper National Park
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.
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).
Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope, like Mr. Squirrel, you enjoy a few treats over the holidays….
squirrel in Victoria Park, December, 2014
You could be stoic…
Burrowing Owl Interpretative Centre, Moose Jaw, SK
You could just let it all out…
Whistler Campground, Jasper National Park
Or just be cute and hope someone helps you out…
on the way to Miette Hot Springs, Jasper National Park
Just hang out and watch the world go by…
Whistlers Campground, Jasper National Park
Or just have a nice long nap…
Boxing Day sleeping porcupine, Battleford, SK
It’s your choice!