Tuesday, August 26, 2008

You know those poisonous mushrooms I posted pictures of a couple of posts ago? When I was pulling into the driveway, coming home from my PT appointment, there was a squirrel hauling one across the driveway. Apparently they aren't poison for squirrels, (unless of course he was planning suicide, or murder).
I stepped out into the back yard tonight, to snap a few end of summer pictures. The berries are getting redder & riper, & leaves are starting to turn a little.
I love the wild daisies blooming in the yard.
But most of all I love these leaves from a wild current bush.

While I was out there, my neighbor stopped by & said we had a BIG Grizzly bear in our yard on Sunday. She said it was here for about 15 minutes. I had found our side door on the garage ajar, & had wondered if a bear might have tried to get in there. There were things piled in front of the door inside, that wouldn't let it open more than a few inches. I wondered if the bear might have smelled the birdseed stored in there, or the fish in the freezer. I was just glad he wasn't in there when I went to get stuff out of the freezer!



9 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

A grizzly bear!... I'm glad you didn't meet him.
Beautiful pictures btw.
Regards.

The Calico Cat said...

I can just picture the squirrel - thanks for the giggle.

Helen Suzanne said...

My goodness! I've hear the bears can be a trouble around habitation but to have one in your own yard is quite amazing to me.

jenclair said...

Bears and moose and squirrels! The squirrel (even a suicidal one) I could deal with, but the bear is another story.

Steph said...

thanks for the image of the squirrel that just made me laugh as for the bear eep! I know that when I was a teenager a bear left a nice stinky surprise on my moms lawn, and as you know we dont live up in them there mountains like you do.

Ali Honey said...

Yikes. not so keen on the bear, but loved your photos. Still wondering about the squirrel.

mindy said...

There's an interesting story in the Anchorage Daily News this morning about poisonous plants in Alaska as well as how animals react to them. I remember in HS a friend's pet rabbit could eat his diffenbachia (sp?) without any problems.
Maybe the squirrels get high on those shrooms...can't you just picture a bunch of stoned squirrels in the bushes partying it up?

Delighted Hands said...

The pictures were beautiful ad therapeutic-thanks for the well wishes on my blog-we love nature and while we have traveled over most of the US have never been to Alaska.....thanks fot the glimpse into life there!

Granny Fran said...

The moose and black bears I could deal with, the squirrels I do deal with, but Grizzlies, no thanks! Of course that was our mascot in my high school, aeons ago, but Colorado doesn't seem to have any more grizzlies. I enjoy getting a distant glimpse of them at Yellowstone in Wyoming, but I sure wouldn't like them in my yard. The skunks and raccoons are problems enough! Hope your teaching trip is going great.