Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Signs of Spring

Last week Zoey helped me pick out some gorgeous hanging baskets. These were a surprise since they came from the grocery store and not one of the swanky nurseries around here. They smell so fresh and we immediately noted more butterflies around. It makes me so happy to have lovely flowers at my door. Next we will get some violets, petunias and other pretty blooming things to make some pots. YIPPY!

Another sign of spring is the annual raiding of the garbage can. Sigh...

I woke up to find my garbage strewn all over the end of the driveway. The can had only been at the end of the drive for about an hour and a half. I did not hear the initial assault as my window was closed, it was a bit windy last night.

The garbage everywhere left me wondering how to safely get it all back in the can so the garbage guys could take it away. When I first got up there was no bear there. He reappeared.

He sauntered back over to the can,

judged his approach,

rooted around,

found what he wanted,

and went to his happy place in the hemlock.

Who knew that blackies would not want the fishy butcher paper and prefer coffee creamer?

Now our search for a NEW bear-proof garbage can takes on a new urgency.


mon@rch said...

have not had any bear hits that I know about yet! shouldnt be too long though! They can make such a mess! Great photo's btw:

Susan Gets Native said...

Bears scare the YOU KNOW WHAT out of me.
If I saw a bear raiding our garbage cans, I would move. Seriously.

Mary said...

Trixie! Do you have them all of the time? I don't think I've ever seen a bear in the wild. If I did, like Susan, I'd move. I would fear Chloe & Bella would try to attack...

KGMom said...

Oh my oh my--much as I like bears, not sure I would want one digging around in my garbage. They certainly are determined creatures, aren't they.

Mary said...

Trixie, where have you been?