Skip to main content

bear sighting





these shots were taken while riding down on the gondola ride visiting Lake Louise. so it was a real chore trying to zoom the camera, not shake and get a half way good shot. it was fun. but i wanted to get an even better shot. 

now how often do you see a lady grizzly like this up close. she was such a beauty. unlike the ones you might see in the zoo, circus & suchness. the folks working there were for sure she was with cub staying so close. maybe she had other reasons? food? fun? relaxation? Beth ( ; linking up with Eileen at "Saturday's Critters".

Comments

What an amazing privilege, to see a creature like that in the wild! And you did better with your shots than I would have done. Unfortunately (probably) bears are extinct in the UK. I must admit, at first I thought your post was titled "Beer sighting" :-)
eileeninmd said…
Awesome sighting of the Grizzly..I was able to see some in Yellowstone and the Tetons years ago.. Great shots.. Thanks in advance for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy day!
TexWisGirl said…
awesome! i'd be thrilled. :)
Linda Kay said…
We saw a black bear when we were in Montana this summer, but I've never seen a grizzly. Looks pretty calm.
William Kendall said…
Possibly digging for some treat, like mushrooms. In late summer, they gorge themselves on blueberries, and fish.
Ruth Hiebert said…
That might be one reason to ride a gondola,seeing a grizzly at a safe distance. :)
Unknown said…
How exciting to see one in it's own world!...:)JP
Ida said…
How lucky for you to spot this female bear in the wild. The only one's I've ever seen have been in zoo's. We have bear in our mountains but I've not come across one and really don't want to unless it's from a safe distance.
Jenn Jilks said…
What a sight that must have been! I find I try and try, then miss the moment.
Your photos are simply wonderful, the falls, gondola.
This N That said…
Great catch..I never saw a bear in the wild..Have a fun weekend..
Judy said…
When we'd go up north as a child we would see bears all the time but then they closed up the dumps and we didn't see anymore bears. We'd drive to the dumps at dusk and wait for the bears to come and find food in the dumps, it's not a wonder they closed them.
Cheryl @ TFD said…
That's an awesome sighting, Beth. But I'd be wanting to be up in a gondola, too, if I saw one. Ha!
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
Linda said…
Neat! I like bears but I just had a nightmare about one.
Linda said…
Neat! I like bears but I just had a nightmare about one.
I'm glad for you that you saw it and that you were in the gondola when you did! xx
Tanya Breese said…
i'm so excited for you that you got to see her! wow!!
barbara l. hale said…
Glad you were on the gondola! Grizzlies are such beautiful, powerful creatures. It's good to live in a world where they exist.
Great experience to see this wild animal. Hope your weekend goes well.
Joyful said…
I'm glad you were on the gondola too. This is one animal I do not want to come across on a path somewhere.
Unknown said…
I'd love to see a bear in the wild - from a safe distance of course.
Rose said…
I am not sure I have ever seen a real live grizzly, let along in the wild.

Popular posts from this blog

Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina

This was my 2nd trip to the "Biltmore" Estates. Last visit was in November (not sure of the year?, but I was not blogging at the time.) Photos are only allowed outside the home. NEVER INSIDE. Which I was hoping they would allow photos of the Downton Abbey clothing but nope. no go. Not sure how other folks who have shown pics on their blog of the outfits have gotten past those rules???! 
The positive is my Mom & I have lots of great fun memories. We went as an early birthday present for me thanks to my hubby & my parents. So sweet! Mom & I had a fun girls times together. I knew the Downton Abbey clothing would be there until May 25th, 2 days after my birthday... so I wanted to go before they left & my Mom is a super Downton Abbey fan ...it was a must see for the both of us. So so fun!!! 
What I love about this home, you drive into that gatehouse at the top & then suddenly you lose all the traffic, the city sounds & noise ...you drive through the farm …

Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin

"Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame", Hayward, Wisconsin. i am not a fisherwoman, but i have always been amazed by folks who do fish. all the hard work you do to make those stats. i must say i would prefer to see all these fish in the sea. not on the wall like this ...but what can you do? have you ever seen any of these fish alive before? this salmon above is so cool!!

did i mention that the hubby had a speed boat when we 1st started dating. it was awesome. but i always thought it needed to go FASTER. i love a fast boat. then the goober sold the thing. i miss it big time. he got rid of it because we didn't use it enough. kind of hard when you don't live near any BIG bodys of water. guess we need to move. he loved all the boat motors at this place. i now own a huge SD card of boat motors, what??! yep, i do. any one else in the world who can say that, can YOU say the same thing???!!!??!!!!

do you love to fish? Beth ( :

Kayaking it

We really lucked out to go kayaking on this trip while we were staying at Davy Crockett State Park, TN. So you know ... I have yet to fall out of my kayak .... KNOCK ON WOOD ... knock on your head ...whatever!! My hubby this kayaking trip slipped once going into this kayak right off the bat and then the kayaking completely flipped over ...it was a real COLD adventure ...fun but so so cold. & our camping friends ...who don't go kayaking often were wanting to help the hubby but I had it under control ...I had water come up and over the kayak ... I am guessing that would be a good reason to have a skirt on your kayak. Wonder if I could do that on my kind of kayak? Not sure ...but it was so so cold. We made it back all in one piece. 
Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you did enjoy your visit. Thank you for your comments and friendship. ENJOY YOUR DAY!! Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( :