The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Saturday, April 21, 2007

BOAF and a Bear





Working on my second block of Birds of a Feather, have it all basted and ready to applique, spending a quiet afternoon sewing also on my black primitive quilt when the cats told me to go look outside. We have our first bear, don't usually see them in the middle of the afternoon, he had already destroyed several feeders, with my camera, pistol and cane in hand, I went to scare him off, he was not thrilled with me bothering him while he ate the rest of the seed. He came at me once and a shot over his head didn't bother him in the least. I chased him into the raven, but he came back later, digging up ant hills, looking for more seed and drinking from the bird baths.

17 comments:

  1. Nancy - naughty, naughty bear! But you got some AWESOME pictures of him. I can't believe he ignored the pistol! Oh and look at the background in you pictures. Boy would I love to come visit! It is beautiful!

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  2. Oh my, you are brave. I'm glad the worst I have to contend with here is my cats trying to grab an unsuspecting bird at the feeders. We have some predators here, but of course nothing that size and they stay out of sight. It must be great to have all that wildlife so near.

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  3. I'm very impressed ! A bear so close to you ! I love your block too !

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  4. Oh Nancy...you are one brave girl...I have no clue what I would have done. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. So very different than any scenery this Florida girl gets to see. Love your BOAF blocks...the wool is wonderful

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  5. You're a better woman than I, Miss Nancy!!! I'd have stayed in my safe little house! Such wonderful photos.

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  6. Hi Nancy
    Your email is set to no reply so I couldn't send you information about the Janet Bolton books but if you look on Amazon, you will see she has a number of very cool books. I have been able to get a few out of the library and plan to look for them when we go to the UK this summer

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  7. Oh my the bear seems so close to you, great pictures too.
    I'm on my 4th Birds of a Feather block, yours is looking wonderful.

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  8. your Birds of a Feather is gorgeous in wool...and the bear...well, that would give me nightmares!

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  9. Wow, that's quite the pet you have. I've only seen a deer in our yard one early summer morning. At least I now knew who ate the flowers off my pumpkin patch! Your block looks lovely.

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  10. Did you really chase the bear???? WOW...I would have been so scared. When I was a child I always had nighmares about bears. Do you have bears visiting you often??

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  11. Spring brings the critters back to life... be careful....

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  12. Those are some great pic's but I wouldn't want to even think about tangling with that big guy.

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  13. Your Birds of a feather will be great!

    Ahhhh let the Bear have what he wants LOL, feeders can be replaced, you can't! :O)......

    Your wild life there is so wonderful! So incredible!!!

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  14. Scary bear, great work!

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  15. How did you manage to scare the bear off? Using just a cane? BTW, your BOAF is great.

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  16. He just looks so adorable, like a proper teddy bear, such a shame they have killer instincts !!!

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  17. wow, look how close he came, how amazing to have bears in your back yard

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