Take 12! | Bear Crossing

This winter we live in the Bear Mountain RV Resort in Bakersfield, CA.  There are no mountains, but there are bears.

I’m joining Meg at Move the Chair again this month with her Take 12! challenge, but I took a baker’s dozen photos on the 12th because I just couldn’t narrow it down to only 12.

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. -Winnie The Pooh

Cooper the cattledog and I have grown a little tubby this winter cooped up in our motor home. We take daily walks but only part way around the park. So on the 12th, we walked all around our RV park taking photos of some of the statues and signs.  I took all the shots with my iPhone 6s and gave them a ‘distressed’ look in the Photo Toaster app (what cub wouldn’t be ‘distressed’ in the heat and flat of Bakersfield?).


That’s Brandy, our motor home, and our 25 foot trailer behind the sign.




This is our street.

This is our street.


This sign is on our street...

This sign is on our street…


It looks like a hot and unhappy grizzly has been at this sign.




This is the charming dog park (which we never use because it is at the opposite end of the park).

This is the, ahem, ‘charming’ dog park.

Doesn't it look like polar bears would have fun here?

Doesn’t it look like polar bears would have fun here? NOT




There are more carved bears in the park, but not as fun as these guys. I would LOVE to know which ones you like.

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

12 thoughts on “Take 12! | Bear Crossing

  1. Meghan Post author

    I’m with you on those favorites. That standing bear is hilarious, I love your description of him. And you’re right about that poor bench bear, I’m pretty sure no one sits there and he is certainly lonely.

  2. Meghan Post author

    Tee hee, Jack Henry is of Cooper’s mind. We never use that park. In fact there are so few people in the park (and even fewer dogs) we just walk along the outskirts of the park by the trees.

  3. littledogslaughed

    What a great series Meghan! I love the carved bears-I think the one on the bench is my favorite. And I like what you did with the processing. It works really well for this set of images-though Jack Henry, speaking on behalf of dogs, took issue with the “potty Land” sign. A more dignified “Dog Park” would have worked much better, says he. 😉 though he said a Grizzly crossing would be nice to have in our yard too ;o ! Hope to see you next month with another Take 12!

  4. nharvey

    LOL, some of these bears are so expressive! Mailbox bear looks so happily surprised, and I attribute that to the light catching on his eye making it appear like white of a human eye that’s open wide. But my favorites are the last two…standing tall, that one seems to say “You want to take MY picture?” and in a fluster attempts to strike a dignified pose, while the last seems shy and just waiting for a friend at the bench. A most amusing collection.

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