Monday, August 31, 2009

A change of view

meant my family and I enjoyed scenes like this for the past few days. I brought along my knitting and spent some time thinking, knitting and relaxing.
Here's one sock complete in my Riverside/Fireside pair.



We had a lovely family getaway. The weather was perfect for the whole trip. A lovely treat was finding the campground empty when we arrived and less than 6 other campsites taken when we left. It felt like this slice of back country was our own. ;o)
We did encounter a variety of wildlife during our adventures. Most species we see often enough to enjoy but not be surprised at seeing. There was one exception on this trip. This black bear was a rare sighting for us. Especially given the close proximity. I just wasn't fast enough with my camera to get a great shot. We met this fellow on the road on the way into the wilderness to our campground. Then on our last morning, we had another up close visit while we were having breakfast in our campsite. Our sons were still asleep in the tent when the bear passed us by.
Thankfully, this black bear seemed happy to go on his way each time we crossed paths. I stayed in the vehicle to take these shots of him. I really wished I had clearer photos to share, but I have a healthy respect for wild creatures and wasn't about to push limits to get a National Geographic worthy photo. ;o)


The hardest part about having a wonderful time is returning home, but I'm feeling more rested and recharged after our little break in the woods. Time spent in Nature leaves me inspired and so joyful to have been there with my family. A change of view was exactly what I needed!

12 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous, Katherine. Sounds like you found a wonderful (and peaceful) spot to stay. Glad you had such a restful time. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful spot! So glad you enoyed your time away.

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  3. Spending time in nature is a wonderful way to recharge the battery! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!My husband loves those mountains!!

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  4. I could do with a slice of that, thanks... except perhaps without the bear. People think Australia has some nasty critters in it but the idea of bears scares the bejaysus outta me!

    Glad to hear that you're feeling revitalised.

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  5. What a perfect place to be knitting socks - it looks like heaven! Though I'm not sure I'd have liked to be that close to a bear ... we don't have creatures like that roaming wild in the UK!

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  6. Sounds perfect! Even the bear, since he lumbered off minding his own peas and berries!

    So glad you had this time for refreshing. Looks like knitting got a word in edgewise too! (Don't ask me about mine..... ha ha)

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  7. It sounds like it was a very relaxing time away. I love camping. I'm glad the bear gave you no problems. They are beautiful to see in their own surroundings, aren't they?

    I was sad to read of the demise of Edith. I know it was with mixed emotions that you watched her be removed, but it is a sad sight to only see the trees where she once proudly stood.

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  8. Hi Katherine! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to receive you! My language is Portuguese, not Spanish. You said "Hola"...but it' ok; I'm just explaining. I'm Brasilian and I love a lot my blessed Country.
    What a wonderful place you are showing for us! I know the Rockie Mountains in Canada and I know some cities in your Country. Bye bye.

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  9. what a beautiful area to sit and knit.........I wouldn't be getting out of the car either to take a pic of the bear.........

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  10. my goodness...i would have stayed in the car, too. but how fun to have seen a bear that closely. glad to hear that you are feeling recharged!

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  11. I see photos like these and wish I was an outdoorsey kinda girl, but that I am not. I would be good with a day trip and back home to my cozy bed. I am going to have to send Steve off witht he kids to give them the great outdoors expereinces they need. Bonding time with Daddy is never bad --- right?!?!

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  12. What a beautiful place! It sounds like you are now feeling more relaxed and that is a good thing!

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