The Housatonic and another bear

Yesterday’s hike offered plenty of ups and downs with a fairly long stretch of flat in the middle – along the Housatonic River.

The scenery was beautiful:

Saw a few critters ( including another bear that walked right toward me as I quietly wrote this blog entry on the side of the trail) – not sure if you can see him in the photo below:

Outhouse spider

And a few other things:

Becoming more accustomed to bears, 



  1. Pat & Marty · June 29, 2016

    The 5 petal pink flower shown above is known as Deptford Pink. Hope today went well for you. I compared the leaves of the 2 plants we saw one of which was lady slipper. The other is known as Clintonia borealis or just Clintonia. Its leaf is more shiny than the lady slipper leaf. Produces deep blue berrries.
    Carry on Junco


  2. Marti Rand · June 26, 2016

    Breath taking views! I think I can see the bear. You have nerves of steel.


  3. Verging on Vegan · June 24, 2016

    I love that stretch near the river. I hiked it in the fall a few years back when the trees were in full color. Simply beautiful. Sounds like your comfort level with the bear population is growing with each encounter. Just promise your fans here that there won’t be any selfie attempts with the bears, k? My favorite macro pic today: the spider’s web. That shimmery web is a photographic challenge, but you nailed it.


  4. Sally · June 24, 2016

    That is truly God’s country!


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