Random Moments of Delight: Thar’s a Baar Down Thar

My random moments happened all week as I walked our ranch, including a fleeting glimpse of a black bear in our woods!

The weather has been gorgeous and I’ve been taking lots of fall photos around the ranch.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

Last Sunday I posted photos of autumn on our ranch during a rainy week. This time it’s my pleasure to show you her fall colors kissed by the sun. I had such delight taking the shots, choosing them, and then playing with a few random effects for this post. Just click on one to see it enlarged and you can go through the set clicking the arrows.

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
John Bailey
Autumn, A Haiku Year.

And the bear? On one of our walks Cooper and I startled a black bear and I saw his/her rump fleeing away through the woods at a fast pace!  I didn’t get a shot of it, but I DID grab a few shots of a bear in town a few weeks ago. THAT was random! (Don’t worry we’re very careful with our garbage and other things a bear might like, they won’t find anything human generated at our house.)


It’s amazing to see how quickly the woods transform as the weeks progress. I love, love, love that I am here to see the seasons change this year. What is your favorite season? Do you enjoy the progression or are you happier with more of an even climate?

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.

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8 thoughts on “Random Moments of Delight: Thar’s a Baar Down Thar

  1. Indira

    Wow! Once I saw five bears, two adult and three small on my morning walk to nearby woods. I had no camera then they were far away. I was with my children 9 and 7 years old. We ran for our life. We still remember that day.

  2. Meghan Post author

    N, great to hear from you. No haven’t ever been in a place I’d need it until now. Something to consider at this time of year in the woods in the mountains! I love wearing layers! Yuck in shorts and flipflops… it’s so interesting how different people are. Have a great week!

  3. Meghan Post author

    Thank you! My husband and I were in the car when we saw the bear downtown. He pulled over and I whipped out my cellphone and started snapping. We were far enough away and he was more interested in the garbage bin that he took no notice of us.

  4. nharvey

    Fallcolor7–GORGEOUS! But then you know how much I love bright colors. Favorite season would be late spring/early summer. I’m a warm weather person and despise wearing bulky clothing; once August hits, the year feels “over the hill,” and Nov.-March I just keep telling myself to hang on.

    As for bears, I’ve seen quite a few on vacations in the mountains. In my first encounter, it was lumbering across a neighborhood street in search of garbage, and for some reason my first response was to lock the car doors. Glad yours ran when he heard you coming. Every carry a bear bell or bear spray in case of emergency?

  5. Meghan Post author

    I will be very careful Cupcake… I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t even notice him, I was sniffing a flower. I promise to stay close to Mom.

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