31 May 2006

scenes from a new england back yard.

we had such a great long weekend. daddy was home from work after being super busy for a few weeks (yay!), the weather was amazing (hot, but we'll take it), and we put our hands in the dirt and made a garden! it was great fun. we're even attempting our first-ever sunflower house. here's hoping they grow big and tall. bb was a great helper. he says "mommy's garden." "help water." he enjoyed himself despite his lingering cold.





oh! and we also had a visit from momma bear. she's been in the woods in back of our house before. she's got a little cub who is cute as can be. we came home a couple of weeks ago to find our garbage had been carried off into the woods by her and she and baby were snacking. on this day she was coming back for more. she was right there in front of the deck. headed for the the garbage can. baby waited and called for her from the woods. she kept stopping to look back at him, then coming closer to the house. i know i'm not supposed to feed her. i know i don't want her getting comfortable with coming in our yard, but man. . . my heart was hurting for her. she needs to feed her little baby and it kills me to see her coming out of her home like that to do it. i felt sad and like we could somehow relate. that fierce protectiveness is present in all moms, i think. somehow we all have a common bond no matter what "kind" of mom we are. we'd do anything for our babies. i had to scare her away. i have my own baby to protect. but it was a strange feeling.

5 comments:

April said...

Kate, I know what you mean! Poor bear... There truly is this fierce mama thing that I never understood before having the peanut.

Gina said...

Wow, what a story! Great pictures.

itybtyfrog said...

Congratulations on building your garden. I hope your sunflowers grow big and tall. I can't believe you have a bear in your backyard! What fun to be so close to nature...as long as it doesn't get to close to your little one.

beth said...

Hey, there's a bear in your yard. That's amazing. And I've been happy just to have some trees around us finally. Have you seen March of the Penguins? I'm sure you have. Your last paragraph reminded me of how I felt watching that. Motherhood is amazing.

katie said...

Wow, amazing pics! The one of the bear is crazy! I just got your comments, so funny, I have done that myself on blogs more than once:)