Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Does A Bear Poop In The Woods?

It was brown, at first glance, when we walked in the woods on Sunday. Chilly enough for a sweater but blue sky and sunshine spilling down. The recent rains had made the carpet of leaves squishy in low spots while the higher ground was already dry and crunchy. We squished and crunched along companionably enjoying the fresh air.



If  I were a woodland creature I'd hope this cozy dwelling was available for immediate occupancy.......




...........at the base of a mighty oak, with a swimming pool located conveniently nearby........





Mother Nature is quite the decorator. We found a fallen tree bedecked with these frilly fungi....





There's not much colour yet in the woods, but these tiny flowers peeked from beneath the dead leaves......



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And this gorgeous vine surprised us round a bend in the path. We'd seen its fallen blossoms along the way and wondered, then came upon the real thing. Mystery solved.



Well content, we climbed back into the car and headed for home. Gradually my nose became aware of an unpleasant odor........."Did we brush off some plant in the woods that had a nasty smell?"

Unpleasanter by the second.....Oh crap! We hadn't stepped in something, had we?

Indeed we had. The waste product of some, undoubtedly charming, woodland creature was thickly adhered to the sole of my shoe...........The offending shoes were removed, gingerly placed in a plastic bag and relegated to the trunk.... No harm done.

As I was saying, it was brown in the woods on our walk on Sunday..........



11 comments:

aubirdwoman said...

roflo
'head in the clouds maybe?'
briliant post Molly

lgsquirrel said...

P-oopsy-daisy.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I really dislike owners who don't pick up after their bears.

Wonderful pictures, Molly! Isn't it exciting when the world begins to awaken to Spring after a long winter?

jkhenson said...

I loved the pictures (a reminder that spring is coming for us, too!) and got quite a laugh! Thanks, as always! :)

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny. Your pictures are beautiful! Personally, I think some law needs to be passed to make those bears carry plastic bags with them. It's just ridiculous that they can go around pooping any ol' place that they please!

dianne said...

it was probably the squishing, and not the crunching - squishing is USUALLY not a good thing ... pew pew pew and ew ew ew!!!

the wind is blowing the stink outta here today - and it is freakin' freezin', lemmetellya - i think i'll let the kids walk themselves home...

Isabelle said...

I can smell it from here...

Ali Honey said...

Ooops - sorry I laughed! They have to go somewhere, I suppose. It's called nature's very natural fertilizer.

I enjoyed my walk thank you and I remebered to wipe my feet .

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Nature , red in tooth and claw ..... and brown in parts !

secret agent woman said...

Ha ha! But a good walk otherwise, sounds like. I love the stump pool.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

And if no-one hears it happen, is it still poop?