Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Rainbows and BEARS!

Our two week stay here at the cabin outside the Rocky Mountain National Park ends tomorrow. Last night we were treated to a double rainbow after an afternoon of badly needed rain.
We have had the excitement of TWO encounters with bears. The first one appeared last Sunday mid-morning on our porch. We would've missed him except that Lee had gotten up from watching the British Open to adjust the TV and there he was on the other side of the screen door. By the time he called me and I got my camera functioning, the bear had already visited our neighbors porch and was on his way into the woods.A much larger bear visited the other evening to drink the hummingbird's water from the feeder hanging from the eves outside our window. Lee heard a noise and felt the cabin vibrate with a big thump. He turned on the porch light and threw open the curtains to see a large bear lumbering away and an empty feeder on the ground.
The next morning I discovered a souvenir left behind on the window pane ... two huge muddy paw prints.
I've had enough bear encounters. To read about my chasing one out this cabin a few years ago go here.


dot said...

Amazing. I don't know how I would feel about that.

joyce said...

Bears are very scary and incredibly fast on their feet. I'm sure you've had enough of them already.

teodo said...

Wow! I have no words! That's great!
but..........I think I would have been so scared!!!!!
ciao ciao

Elaine Adair said...

Your bear story is pretty cute, until I looked at the serious paw print on the window! Arghhh - not for me!

Karen said...

SO good you were on the inside LOL. I had a bear scare while camping on the Pacific Crest Trail. One very determined bear got ahold of my pack which was hanging high in a tree nearby and made off with my food and my trusty protective dogs food. Not to mention shredding the rest of the contents. I heard the gruntings and rumblings etc, thought it was a raccoon. The dog refused to go out but growled long and low. Prints in the morning revealed it as a bear. Smart dog after all.