Welcome home Doris! how exciting to see a bear so close, and dangerous! It's cute in the picture but probably not as much cute as scary looking in person!
I agree, maybe they are getting pushed out of their natural habitat. Were you close to water? The bears might be sniffing out water, especially if it's their natural surroundings that they are looking for.
Jon's checkin in, good to see ya'll okay I don't get too much time these days to post but I'm always here watching and worrying about my dear friends. The boys keep me so busy as does stuff to do on the house but as things inevitability become easier I'll be back. I also worry about mom and dad at 82 and 92 respectively I know I will not ever be able to see them again. However I speak to them via phone every two weeks without fail, I can't believe how young they sound! Mom is a keen gardener and she's still at it, though she employs a pro a few hours a week to do the heavy stuff (under her direction) Dad at 92 still drives! So I guess I'm a slip of a lad at 64 Always the boy till they go, and not looking forward to becoming the man. I love my Mom and dad so I do!
How are we going to keep God's gardens growing without water? I feel your pain, we haven't been told we couldn't water, yet. Way below our normal rain fall so another year of drought and worrying about fires.
July 5, 2012 Drought wreaks havoc in the Hoosier state
It's not just hot and dry. It's so hot and dry there are farmers in southwest Indiana that have already plowed under fields because their corn was dying, and more may follow suit. It's so hot and dry that livestock feed prices are skyrocketing to record levels, triggering what will likely be higher meat prices for consumers.
It's so hot and dry that wood-boring insects are lethally feasting on water-starved trees, even those that have been around for decades. It's so hot and dry that using a water sprinkler on your lawn may be a wasted effort since your grass may already be dead, not just dormant.
It's so hot and dry that we should probably be hoping for a hurricane.
"It's bad to say it, but that's what we need," said Austin Pearson, a research assistant at the Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue University. "We need a hurricane or tropical storm to come up through the Gulf of Mexico, through the eastern half of Texas and ride up through the Midwest."
Bringing with it, of course, a big, soaking rain that would last several days to compensate for months of little more than spit.
We got a nice rain the other day. We also had wind, Thunder and lightning. One of Charley's shade trees creaked and fell over.
No body and nothing was hurt except for the poor tree. So all is well til next time. But good news is we did get some rain....
Hi guys! Sure wish we could share the rain I've seen the problems you have on CNN, drought and wild fires, scary stuff so prayers from us that the drought breaks soon but not too violently! The whole world seems in turmoil right now so I also pray for a better second half to this year for all of us. God bless America and all my dear friends that live there!
Charlene, no more accidents, so far and apart from feeling some adverse effects of my age I'm fine. The past year has certainly taken it's toll on me, I've done far more than a man of my age should ever do, trying to repair my home post quake and lets face it look after my kids aged 2 and four at the same time. However love can and will overcome most things.as together we enjoy our Christian faith and a God given faith in our fellow man, a faith reinforced every day by the actions of Christians the world over.
Dearest Jon, We always look forward to seeing how you and your wonderful family are doing.
Always hoping that only the best comes your way.
We are all getting older with each passing day.
don't forget you have a lot of folks here that care and love you.
Hang in there, my friend.
Love and nuzzles
Charleen and critters