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Wild And Wooly! May 6, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Took a quick run up Mount Negus this evening (well, part way up) to see if the vernal pool had anything interesting goin’ on.  I was thinking along the lines of wildflowers or moss treasures, so I had Ziggy, my 50mm macro lens, on the camera.

Turned out there was something interesting going on, of the fur-bearing variety; but by the time I got changed over to my 400mm telephoto lens the wind had shifted, and all I got was the “Buh-Bye” shot:


So long, Ms. Bear.  I’ll be back.

The wildflowers weren’t happening, but I got a shot of the pool, full and dark and deep:

negus vernal pool

And on the way out, this little guy munching happily away in a tree top:


“You cain’t awlways git what yew waaant…”

…but I’ll take it.



1. sylvia - May 6, 2009

Oh, your critters are beautiful! and look at all that green! Gorgeous!

2. sherry - May 7, 2009

i love these. made me smile. thanks

3. Bob - May 7, 2009

Black bears are Teh Cute.

A story fer ye: Once upon a time, I worked in a barbecue restaurant on highway 105 in Linville, NC. Across the road from said restaurant was Grandfather Mountain (the parking lot at the lower end of the Profile Trail was just down the road). Every evening just before dark, a momma bear and her two cubs would pause at the roadside, make sure there was no traffic, and cross over to the parking lot for dinner.

They would amble over to the dumpster and pull out all the cast off veggie material (which, in all honestly, may have been more than just the usual amount once we started watching them) and proceed to have a pic-a-nic. Then they’d head back across the road and up the mountain.

4. littlebangtheory - May 7, 2009

“Hey Boo-Boo…!”

Gee, it’s too bad about the unfortunate “spoilage” in the restaurant business! 😉

Thanks for that little tale, Oh Friend of Nature!

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