Monday, June 10, 2013
Scarves & Pond Bears...
As I have blogged before I am participating in the Pink Scarf Project that Vicki is so generously hostessing. You can read and see gorgeous scarves on her blog 2 bags Full. This seems like a huge success so far. If you would like to participate you still have time. The ending date is September 15, 2013 (I believe). To be certain my scarves arrive in time I am mailing them this week. I like to be prepared ahead of time.
I didn't just want to wrap them in tissue and send them off. So I purchased some lovely pink tulle and ribbon. Then I stitched up individual bags for each scarf. I also made a special hand written tag for each scarf and attached it with ribbon.
Here I am ready to mail off the five scarves I have. I made four of them and a dear friend hand knit one of them with the most beautiful soft pale pink and white yarn. It reminds me of cotton candy. Thank you Bev.
Vicki will post photos of them when she does her next showing on her blog. I cannot even imagine the time involved with coordinating this project. Thank you very much Vicki.
A few weeks ago these beautiful purple Iris's were blooming at our pond. I really look forward to them each year. We also have yellow Iris that bloom however they are not my favorites.
Here is a side view of one end of the pond with the Iris's. A few weeks ago a large pond rock was missing. Mr. C and I upon inspection found some deep impressions in the gravel walkway. We also found the rock at the bottom of the pond where it will stay until we get some strong helper to lift it out and back into place. Damage was also done to the new retaining bender board that Mr. C just repaired earlier this year. So we thought that this damage might have been done by a bear. Deer do other damages. Hmmm...
So about 8:15 pm last evening in the dusk I happened to look out the upstairs window and saw something. I was so surprised I could barely tell Mr. C to quick come and look. A very large brown bear was just getting out of the pond and sauntered off across our driveway and on down the lane. From the wet trail I believe it was a mama and her cub. I thought I saw a smaller one but wasn't sure. This morning Mr. C and I took a walk to assess the damages this time. Oh yeah! Plants smashed down, pond plants ripped up and floating aimlessly, Lilly buds torn off and adrift, more edging broken and lots more large divots in the gravel walkway. My green frog statues were tumbled into the pond. And along the previously wet tracks across the driveway...dried muddy very large and smaller bear footprints walking side by side. We have alerted the neighbors to be careful and keep track of their pets. Life in the forest is certainly interesting. We have had a bear for the last three years and know because it gets the trash and spreads it all over. Our neighbor next to us had seen it and warned us. I saw one run in front of my truck one day. Somehow having them in the pond is very alarming. I for certain will not be going down there to turn off the water or check the mail or whatever. I like being inside with the doors locked. Upstairs is even better. I truly lost sleep last night for all the excitement.
Nighty Night and Sleep Tight my faithful followers...