Yesterday afternoon we were out for afternoon tea at a friends getting home around 6:00 pm. Some of the plants needed watering so after getting my pajamas on, yes pajamas, I felt like being comfortable, I turned on the hose and walked around watering. After finishing that, I was standing watching the chickens by the deck when I looked up and there was this huge black bear coming down towards me. I can't express how gorgeous he was and so very, very black. He looked very healthy with shiny fur. Nothing for it but to run for the camera. Raced by himself in the kitchen and saying in a whispering voice "There's a bear outside." Himself came out but held on to the handle of the door. Guess he felt safer and more in control by doing that. I took a few pictures but unfortunately they were very blurry. I believe it was caused by the low light and that the bear never stopped moving for a second. He was only here for a few minutes then went off into the woods.
I'm putting these pictures on only as "proof of the pudding" as the saying goes.