Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/14/2014


Photo taken on May 14, 2014



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Taking a good look

Taking a good look
My friends, Cathy and Terry, and I, had left Calgary early morning on Wednesday (14 May 2014) and I think it was around 12:15 a.m. midnight (Thursday, 15 May 2014), that they dropped me off at home after two long, wonderful days in the Rocky Mountains, west of the city. Wednesday night was spent in a spotless motel, in a place that had so many Mountain Sheep roaming the streets, lol! These were different animals from the female in my image here - yes, females also have horns, but just these small ones. Though we were hoping to see at least one Bear, I was happy as can be to see absolutely anything beautiful : ) I still have lots of photos from the trip that I have not (yet) posted.

Over the two days, we had 7 bear sightings, with three definitely different Black Bears (no Grizzlies), and possibly four. The rest of the sightings were of Bears we had already seen. My friends are good at telling individual bears, often by a certain scar and, of course, the actual location. Many of the bears we see, they have seen before.

I was so tired after the trip, that I had no choice but to fall into bed at 7:00 p.m. the following evening, thinking that a short nap might help. I slept for something like 13 hours with a couple of hours awake (and on my computer) in the middle! I think the excruciating pain in both arms and shoulders and my lower back was a factor in my utter tiredness, too.

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