Tuesday, November 28, 2017

About Bears and Stuff.

A funny thing happened today, well we did have a bit of snow but that wasn't it.  My computer was giving me problems so I shut it down.  Then I thought of a tablet that my brother had given me for Xmas last year that I had put away on a shelf.   I used it once if I remember correctly.  So I decided to give it a go.  I wanted to use messenger on face book to get in touch with my daughter.  I'm not all that savy when it comes to computers or indeed tablets.   I managed to get the facebook page and then I had to install messenger.   My head was splitting by the time I got that done.   In fact I was feeling quite flushed.  So I was writing her to say I was using the tablet as I had shut the computer off.   You know, and I can't believe it, I was so frustrated that I couldn't figure out how to make the spaces between the words.  The letters were small enough that I had to touch with my fingers and I was looking for an icon to make a space.  Well, not finding one I sent the message off looking garbled and all one long word with a couple of mistakes.   I finally, of course, realized that there was a space bar there so wrote the message again saying "I'm using the bloody tablet."  I didn't have that written out when the phone rang....it was my daughter, who had read the message and was quite concerned, thinking I might be having a stroke.   It was hilarious!

It's gotten quite chilly now.  I don't think it got much above zero today.  A grouse has been coming to the garden most days lately.  And last month a few bears came to the garden.  Not all at once but over the space of a couple of weeks.  Wildlife caught two of them in a live trap and transported them further away.   It's usually May and October when I see them.  Gorgeous creatures.  I managed to get two photos of one but not very good pictures.  One by the deck and one of him going off towards the woods. 

He was standing up with paws on the railing sniffing the air but just as I was about to take the picture he was getting down. 

And the grouse.


Sondra said...

So cool and big healthy bears to boot

Toffeeapple said...

I can see why your daughter might be concerned but, we all make mistakes, especially with unfamiliar technology.

Weren't you afraid of having a bear in your garden?

oldcrow61 said...

Toffeeapple. I'm more or less use to having bears around usually in May and October. Of course I have to keep a sharp eye out when I know one has been around and I'm outside. I've taken a few pictures of them over the years. They are such beautiful creatures.

Alison Harriman said...

Your tablet story made me smile O.C. Tech is a wonderful thing unless you are trying to get the hang of it. Keep at it and you'll be an old hand in no time.

Shouldn't your bruins be heading for their dens now? That would startle me if I saw one. I assume they don't try to get into the house? Their curiosity can get them in trouble sometimes, can't it.

My goodness, Christmas almost here. I'm going to be in New Brunswick for Christmas this year. The first time in seventeen years. Really looking forward to seeing the three grandkids! Will you be having company over the holidays?


oldcrow61 said...

Ali, you must be so excited to be back in New Brunswick for Christmas after so many years. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. I'm not expecting company here. I'll probably have a few friends in for Yule and that will be just about it.

The Wessex Reiver said...

Great to catch up and see that you are still writing OldCrow.... and lively to see the bears close to. A magical experience. Sorry to read too of your fathers passing, 97 is a good age indeed. I'm making it a resolution to return to blogging in 2018, so looking forward to keeping up to date with Newfoundlands wildlife and pagan stories. Take care and best of blessings for 2018. Andrew