Jen called Sunday morning and said “It is cloudy, do you want to go to Bergeson Gardens near Fertile MN to take photos?” Well sure I did.
Far Guy was not feeling well..he is getting yet another cold. I called next door neighbor Jo who was going to sew and can peaches…but I told her she could do those things tomorrow! She is easily led astray.
The gardens were lovely, many photos were taken.
On the way home over on Highway 113. Jo said “There was a bear!” I drove to the next approach “Are you sure it was a bear?” YES. TURN AROUND. We did and couldn’t find the bear. I turned around again you know one of those big old U turns that I partially completed and there was a cop…darn…I motioned for him to go..he motioned for me to go…finally I backed up and he left the area. We are still looking for the bear…Jo is sure she saw it. We scan the trees on the way back again…there he/she is up in a tree…cars are coming and someone who is not driving says “I could get out and take some photos but what if he/she comes out of the tree?” ( I am certain that the bear could out run an old lady…and someone has to can those peaches!)
We go back to the turn around spot again. A plan is developed, Jo will take photos going by the tree and then we will do another U turn and I will take some photos while watching for traffic.
This was my best shot!
We stopped at a nearby hobby farm to tell them about the bear…but no one was home.
This was the first time Jo has seen a bear in the wild in Minnesota. I have seen them twice before so this is my third sighting. B.U.T. My first time photographing a bear!
It is a black bear. I suspect that he had raided the bee boxes in the next field over and was resting in the tree with a full belly just watching old ladies going back and forth down the road.