Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bears and Summer Fun!

Oh my, where to start?  Weather here has been windy, partly sunny one day and rain the next.  Bears are out trying to take advantage of Moose calving season.  We had a brown bear spotted just one house down from us.
Unfortunately it was shot and killed the next day, very sad.


 This is a photo of a black bear and her three cubs taken in Anchorage as they cross a neighborhood street.  

We do not see many bears in our neighborhood so it was exciting.  We are not pleased with the outcome as the bear was not showing aggression but had just killed a moose calf.  That's what bears do, they have to eat too.

Anyhow,  when the weather is fine you know where you'll find me...
Just doing the Awesome Aussie Tuck!

And helping mama with the garden...

                                   African Daisies


                         Rose tree of China

                     Shooting stars



Moss garden in Tu-fa planter

Columbine  bud

                                Another Primrose



So I have learned it is better to be a dog in the yard than a bear in the hood.  Happy Summer!



  1. Sad!! How can people be so cruel toward animals? :-(
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  2. Beautiful photos!, A mountain lion was shot and killed near our house a couple of weeks ago. I don't understand why these big animals can't be sedated and returned to the wild. It makes me so sad. But seeing the beautiful and rare flying Aussie puts a big smile on my face!

  3. I remember the bears when we lived in Anchorage and one that ended up getting shot--It had just been looking for food too. It's very, very sad, and a part of my heart breaks to read it, but when I see a Mom and her cubs it balances it out.

    Your photos are just beautiful! I loved this time of year in Alaska, and I'd forgotten all about the sweet 'Shooting Stars.' I had them too, and of course forget-me-nots that were also a favorite and DON'T get me started about my fuschias that I still miss... :-)

    I hope you're doing well, and are enjoying your weekend!!!

  4. So sad for the bear! The bears aren't our enemies but vice versa. We humans are the ones who make their life tough and cause them homeless.

    Have you had some springs on your legs? You can jump!!!

  5. Beautiful shots...to bad the bear got killed...what a picture of them crossing the street...Looks like some buddy better try out for the olympics
    Benny & Lily

  6. Gorgeous photos! I love all of the Ryker action shots and the flowers - everything!
    that's sad to hear about the bear though

  7. So sad about the bears, but it's good to see you having tons of fun! I love your flowers!!

  8. You always have such beautiful pictures!

    Sadly, wildlife almost always get the short end of the stick when they wander into residential areas.

    Critter Alley

  9. Pawsome leaps and twists Ryker! You are going to enter Bert's Jumping Olympic Event right?! :) Your garden is GORGEOUS! WOW! Such brilliant cheery colors :D Sorry to hear about the bear :( Hopefully that will be one of the few sad bear stories of the Summer.

    Waggin at ya,


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