Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yonderosa Spring

The arrival of Spring at the Yonderosa is always welcome, especially when it is as late as it was this year.  The first blooms, the bird songs and Bears announce the end of Winter.

Black Bear track
Piper and I had some excitement on one of our morning walks when she caught wind of a Bear in the bushes.  She alerted me and then hid behind me..  barking her support.  The Bear didn't seem too interested in us, rather more interested in whatever it was eating.  He was good size,  looked healthy, especially for this time of year and I assume he because I saw no sign of cubs.  I didn't manage to get any good pictures, the best being a muddy track... bummer.

There were plenty of Deer, both Mule and Whitetail.  Lots of Moose sign too.

Piper wasn't sure what to think about all the big critters wandering around the yard.

Piper is turning out to be a great trail dog.

Lots of wild strawberry blooms.  Hopefully that means lots of strawberries!

The weather was mostly rainy.  We had one night of frost.  The surrounding peaks were dusted with snow.  Kirby Creek was flowing higher than we've ever seen it. The cabin stayed nice and warm all night without using the heat.  We ate well.  Relaxed.  Can't wait to get back!


  1. I am always so relaxed after seeing one of your post! Great views will do that to you!

  2. So Glad to hear from you MO!! Piper certainly has grown up!! So pretty too!! Coope is 7 months old now and a wild child. I have started training and he appears to learn quickly. The bear track is huge! lol Hopefully you'll be getting up there more often now!! ...debbie

  3. You're very blessed to have a retreat like that; just watch the dogs don't get you in trouble with the bears!

  4. I hope you get those strawberries. And Piper is a good dog. I think my 80 pound Bernese Mtn dog would've lept into my arms at the 1st sign of a bear!

  5. A wonderful place for a getaway! Like your Header Photo.

  6. My problem is...I would mess up taking a picture of a concrete block...honestly. I do love viewing God's creation as captured through the camera of others and you have done that quite well. I have added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit my blog and become a follower also.