My daughter and I left the farm for a bit of a respite in the north country.
Within a few miles of arriving at our destination, we were greeted by a parade of black bears crossing the road about 50 feet in front of us. A mother led the way followed by four cubs. I have see a mother and three cubs one other time, but this was unique. By the end of our northern retreat, we saw another one amble across our yard. This one we could catch on camera. I am glad we were indoors when he came calling.
We really enjoyed our time away from the farm. The woods send forth a fragrant air. Sounds of the wildlife are magnified. Sights of sparking water in the lake mesmerize the onlooker. We reunite with loved ones there. The north woods get-away treated us very well.
photo credit: Bretta Grabau