Spring flowers and a Chickadee

lovely spring beauties
one of our first flowers
usually in white(above)
sometimes pink:

do you know what these are?
I was thinking phlox, but i am not sure. 

the lovely pasque flowers are here!

I love this little ones hairdo
funny how feathers get ruffled

Lovely spring day to you!




a bear, grizzly bear walked through....
I was fairly far from it
it stood up to have a good look at me
or smell of me?

the bear was hunting a ground squirrel

it circled this leaning tree
dug at the earth

stood up and pounced:

it caught the ground squirrel (gopher) 
sauntered off into the woods to eat in private


one never knows what one will see in the woods