Thursday, October 15, 2015

And Finally... The Money Shot

Yesterday's sunrise was magnificent!
But what struck me even more was the post-sunrise sky.

It looked as though these clouds were painted on a canvas of blue...
quite unusual, and definitely noteworthy.

And that was the last of the farm that I saw for the day.

I headed out as the sun rose for a morning of keeping Mackenzie followed by an afternoon
of nursing work.

When I returned home we retrieved the memory cards from the game cameras in the woods.
If you have followed this blog for a while, then you will remember
that I sometimes post "A Walk On The Wild Side".

Because I was away from the farm yesterday,
I have decided to share our wilder side with you here today.
And if you have followed me for a while,
then you will definitely say that I got "the money shot!"

There were many pictures of this fellow...

We either have one very busy fox,

or many foxes in our woods.

There are also coyotes...

and deer, does...

(hello, there!)

and bucks...



stray kitties...

I think...

There were a few pictures of neighbors' escaped horses...

running through the woods...

But the best picture of all...
the money shot...
the one I have waited for...
for what seems like forever....

A bear! 

Well, as you can see, there is much activity in our woods at night.
That's so very exciting to me...
knowing that we are surrounded by so much life.
And having the ability to see what we don't ordinarily see is so much fun!


  1.'ve been waiting a long time for that shot! awesome but sort of scary too!

  2. OMGosh! So exciting (and a bit scary)! Worth waiting for! ;0D

  3. Finally!!! How exciting is that!!?!??

  4. Very exciting! I just knew a bear would show eventually.

  5. OMGEEEE! You got a bear! How cool is THAT?!? Yay for you!

  6. BEAR! That would scare the fire out of me, LOLOL, Terri C

  7. You DO live on the WILD SIDE there! lol Yep- I actually thought that first cloud shot was the MONEY SHOT---but you exceeded my expectations with the BEAR. lol That gets my vote. What fun!!! xo Diana

  8. You finally got the picture of the bear!! Now let's hope he doesn't come too close to the farm. ;-) Love the pictures of the clouds, just beautiful!

  9. So exciting to finally see a bear! I had been hoping for one all the time you were sharing those photos!

  10. OMG OMG OMG! It is like you have hit the lottery! This is really amazing! Finally....perhaps he or she is looking for a den for the winter. Great lead up to the bear. I was laughing at those silly stray horses.

  11. Fantastic! What a treat to have the trail cam secretely observe all these different animals roaming your woods (including horses on walkabout). But, yes, the money shot is the bear - success! Here's hoping that s/he is well-mannered and knows to leave your fences and hives alone... Also, your first three photos - out of this world. The glow of the fall foliage is extraordinarily gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful world!

  12. What a great place to live! I love that you can get pictures of the nightlife. That first picture of a horse almost looks like a ghost horse.

  13. Your photos are super, the colored sky, the red orange trees and the creatures of the night. The bear photo reminds me of "If you go out in the woods tonight, you'd better not go alone, for every bear that ever there was, will gather there for certain because, tonights the night the teddy bears have their picnic."

  14. Oh WOW ! awesome ! Lovely photos . glad you finally got a photo of that bear . Indeed a very busy forest at night . No bears for us here but we have all kinds of other critters in our valley forest at night ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  15. Finally ..... your bear showed up! Awesome. Now....what should we hope to see next????? Very Cool Bev ....Very cool indeed.
    Stay safe!

  16. Well worth the wait! Just keep an eye on all those sweet farm animals - which I know you will.

  17. BINGO . . .Money Shot for sure . . .

  18. Wow, finally you got her! What a great slide show of animals....good job.

  19. Oh wow..oh wow...fantastic "capture " of the wonders of the night..well done you..xx

  20. Oh MY! SO you have Yogi,, now to catch Booboo on night cam.. lol!

  21. An American in TokyoOctober 20, 2015 at 3:58 AM

    Miss your blog for a few days and I missed the money shot!!
    A BEAR!!
    How awesome is that?! ;)

    Looking forward to seeing more from your trail cameras!!


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