Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blue Moons and Snow Globes


One completely irrelevant, totally without merit bit of trivia you might not know about me: I collect snow globes, the more kitschy the better.

In other news: when I was walking down the road to the cabin last night to watch the blue moon rise over the neighbor's field, I heard something in my little orchard. I clapped my hands together hard and said, "Get outta here," followed by the sound of at least one large body hurrying through the brush. I'll admit, my heart was pounding as I walked, somewhat rapidly, back to the house. By the looks of the scat under the apple trees this morning, I think I was talking to a bear. I guess he wasn't sleeping after all. The moon sure was pretty, though.
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34 comments:

  1. hahaa... a poet with a hidden kitschy hobby ... love it. I like snow globes too ~ started collecting them for Christmas time. just love 'em.

    I'm no poet so mine aren't kitschy. I'm kitschy so my hobby is very tasteful snow globes...

    ha

    new header photograph ... beautiful! where is that? and omg... how scary

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    1. Ah, confession is good for the soul. :)

      I think having a little kitschy in our lives makes life more interesting... :))

      I believe the header photo is in Greece, or the Greek Islands, but I'm not certain. Ain't it purty? :)

      I want to see that bear, but in daylight and at a distance...

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    2. I'm happy you didn't get hurt!

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    3. Thank you, John. When I picked early apples this morning, I left a few on the ground as a peace offering...

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  2. How many rooms full of these do you have?

    Make MORE noise when you are out there TE - please.

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    1. Not that many, but I'm looking to add to them next time I hit the road.

      I don't usually go to the cabin at night, but that darn old moon pulled me in... I'll be careful...

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  3. OH, scary! What a beautiful header picture. I am also happy it all turned out all right under the blue moon! :-0

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    1. I felt strangely empowered a short while later, empowered and yet very peaceful ... it remains... :)

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  4. That must have been an unsettling experience. Phew. Glad no harm was done, to you or to the bear.
    I like your collection. I'm sure you have some fun ones from many places, Teresa, and, as others have mentioned, your new header is beautiful.

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    1. it felt a little too close for comfort, but all is well.. Thank you, Penny.

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  5. I enjoyed your collection

    I hate the word clarification

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    1. Clarification, is it the possible limits imposed on that word or something else?

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  6. Teresa -- oh wonderful if it was a bear! Did you check for tracks also -- besides the scat? Like your kitschy collection. Your header does fascinate me -- in what part of the world was it taken? ~~ barbara

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    1. As hard as my heart was thumping, I was very happy and felt strangely energized when I got in the house. There is fairly deep grass under the apple trees. I did not detect tracks so much as grass that was pressed down and the obvious bear scat.

      I can't be certain, as I did not take the photo, but I believe it is Greece or the Greek Islands, Crete perhaps?

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  7. I was wakened by heavy footfalls and looked out of the tent one morning on a 3-day canoe trip in Northern Ontario in 1986 and saw a very large bear walk down to the lake 10 yards away. I had two companions in the tent, one with a hunting gun. I never woke them and the bear stolled back into the woods and lived to tell the tale. So did I.

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    1. Oh, thank you for telling me that. Strangely gratifying, isn't it? It's nice when we can live with a large measure of peace and respect for the natural world.

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  8. Ah yes. A seasonal blue moon. Thanks for the reminder. It's been a beauty here.

    I have a friend who collected kitschy keychains, preferably with little pocketknives on them. I'm not sure if he still does or even if they make them anymore. They're probably not allowed on airplanes. :)

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    1. Yes, I remember those keychains. It's fun to collect something and these are inexpensive and easily portable. Not much allowed on airplanes anymore except our bodies, after the scan.

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  9. When we had a potbellied pig, everyone gave us pig stuff. We still have it all, as a memory to Bud.

    I love snow globes. I had some when I was a little girl. I wonder what happened to them.

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    1. That sounds like a fine bit of memorabilia...

      I'd love to see those old snow globes ...

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  10. Hej Teresa, sorry for being so late here in this post - it seems to be me just now.

    That header is absolutely breathtaking. So beautiful. Is a Greek town? Or Spanish with those Don Quicote windmills. But looking closer it looks like a model. Or am I being tricked?? It's absolutely perfect. I want to explore this sweet place.

    What a scary experience you had. How can you frighten a bear away?
    Teargas? no, then the bear would really Be in a rage. Honey? Then he would stay in such a friendly place! I think you did it in the best way. Do they come so near to the house because they are looking for food ? OH! I can feel the little hairs rise in my neck!

    I've got no bears here, but I was bitten by a bad tick in July!

    Grethe´)

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    1. So nice to hear from you, Grethe. I actually had a sighting last night at what I felt was a safe distance with the house close by. She has two cubs so I will have to be extra careful. No late night strolls down the road right now... :)

      I think the photo might be in Greece, or the Greek Islands. I thought it was very pretty, although it may be photoshopped. It's a part of the world I am not familiar with except for in photos and books. It does look like a wonderful place to explore.

      I'm sorry to hear of your tick bite. I do hope you're feeling well and no aftereffects.

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  11. Ah, yes. Bear in the woods - often ok. Bear with cubs - worth giving a very, very wide berth.
    There's actually a way to connect your experience with the bear and your collection, you know. Isn't this fun?

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    1. Yes, I will give this mama a wide berth and stay in towards dusk. Thank you so much for that sweet connection!

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  12. Yikes! I've heard that same crashing - and have been told there are bears around our farm but have never seen one. I do have a scat app on my phone should I ever encounter any and want to verify...

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    1. Last night was my first sighting on my property, only the scat before, and it's a very distinctive scat. A scat app ... whoda thunk it? :) They do like to hang around under the apple trees.

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  13. Teresa that really sounds scary this about a bear and two kids. Take care. What does Buddy "say" about it?

    It is so nice of you to use that photo, but I'm afraid if it isn't good enouogh because I haven't worked on it. I'm not good at this. Do you want to get the original photo, Teresa? Tell me if you want it.

    Thank you I'm okay after the bite.It was one of the infectious ticks. I got the bite in my holidays in a forest with many deer. I had a penicillin cure and no aftereffects except some pains and needles in my legs which made me nervous for some days. I'm a hypocondriac!! They are really awful those little ticks and there are many of them this year.

    Take care
    Grethe ´)

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    1. Buddy has not been made aware of them, and I hope to keep it that way... ;)

      As far as the photo goes, I think it's beautiful. You're welcome to email the original if you'd like, but I really think it's lovely as is. I want you to be comfortable with it, though. I have another of yours I also love that would work just as beautifully. I can put that up and see what you think... :)

      I'm so sorry to hear of your tick problem. I'm so glad you're doing well now.

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  14. Oh that's very exciting what photo this is!
    It's really wonderful that you can use some of my photos. And if you want something more then just tell me.

    It's wise of you to just pretend there is nothing. But maybe he's thinking something! ´)

    Have a nice Sunday!
    Grethe ´)

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    1. It's another butterfly picture, but you have many beautiful photos, so I may ask for others, also.;)

      Buddy tried to make friends with a porcupine that walked through the yard a couple of days ago. Thankfully, he was on his tether and it was out of reach ...

      I hope you're having a wonderful evening, Grethe!

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  15. Snow globes? I'll bet you have some interesting ones. Some get pretty creative. You likely scared a younger bear out of the orchard. Black bears, of course, are seldom dangerous but keeping an eye out for them and avoiding them is always wise. In all my years in and around the woods only once did a bear charge me.

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    1. There were two cubs I sighted, I believe following mama through the brush, considering the noise ahead of them... I wouldn't want to get between them, but otherwise they will give me a wide berth, also.
      A bear charging me once would be one too many times... :)

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    2. It was a very, very large male that thought he was in charge of my yard as well as the entire forest behind our house. He caught me off guard and I managed to do 40 yards in about 3.2 seconds and get through the back door. Not to worry, a couple of weeks later he was in the yard with his back towards me and ran out the door banging pots and pans, swearing, and yelling like a complete mad man. The big fella ran, stopped and looked over his shoulder, and then ran some more. Honestly, we never saw him again.

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    3. Oh, Lord, that sounds scary. Pots and pans... I'll keep that in mind... :)

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