Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lesson in Perspective

Sitting on the bow of the boat, looking to the stand of trees to the northwest of our anchorage. I watched bald eagles fly singly and in pairs and then land in the top branches of these trees. I liked the colors in the dead tree and wondered if it had been hit by lightning. The tree next to it seemed to lean in, solicitously.

The next morning, I looked over at the trees, looking for eagles again. Instead, I saw two black shapes on the shore. Must be crows, I thought. I had seen plenty of them around. But, as I watched, they did not move like crows. More like mammals. Maybe mink?

I pulled out the binoculars (and my digital camera) and was amazed to see that these were bears! I did another quick sketch of the same scene and waited for the bears to walk past. Wow! Didn't realize the trees were so big until I saw the bears put everything in place.

By the way, I hope to only see bears from this distance!! Yikes! We almost rowed over and walked that beach!!


Casey Klahn said...

Yay for bears! They love the beach, I found out.

Happy sailing.

SamArtDog said...

Bears!!! How phat is that!

Celeste Bergin said...

imagine...you could have seen the exact scale of them if only you'd have rowed into shore! lol. great sketches!