Thursday 18 March 2021

Ursa Major

 This is a story for Jitka and Rosie, Armin and Paul, who visited us in August 2011.

Findlingen_found_in_Canada65 shows the women in alphabetical order, but not the men - so you can now identify the cast.


 They were staying in Hammock Harbour


 and had to walk past this sign




to get to our home.


Now astronomers have been encountering bears for ever. And they looked to me for advice.

"Bears are camera shy, - so always have your camera ready "to shoot" them."

They were not reassured by me and asked for the drawbridge to be raised, or at least turned so the bear could not cross the Narrows,

We do our best to please our tourists, as you can see. And of courses, bears are very respectful:

Still, I had to walk them home at night because then they were afraid of the dark - but not any more.

So I don't know what they would think of the bear I saw yesterday, not 200m from where I live.

It has been a very long time since I have been this close to a bear - and lived to tell about it.

I guess it pays to be a member of the Orillia Naturalists - in good standing!

Until the next time,

Stay safe, and keep your mask up,


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