Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

You may or may not recall the bear I came across the first week we moved into the National Forest. “Mr. Bear” has since become a companion of sorts. Because I am dog-less (still!), I have adopted a family of deer, 2 bunnies, and a kamikaze squirrel.  Why not a big bear too?

My 3-year old granddaughter is fascinated with “Grandma’s Bear”. We tell her he isn’t really there, but she can see for herself that he is – so she does not believe us. His coming and going (in the afternoon, shadows obscure our view), only reinforces her belief.  “Mr. Bear is back!” she will happily announce to no one in particular.

Who am I to say he’s not?

Black Bear sitting on tree stump

You have to look closely, but you can see him behind the tree stump.  🙂