Friday, July 23, 2010
the tree and additional bear story
As promised, here is the extension to the story.
After I realized my key was missing-about 10pm, I first called the restaurant where I had been dining with friends. The person who answered was kind and understanding. She said she would look for it and call me back. Next, I took my little flashlight and canvased the ground around the door and car. No luck. My heart dropped to my stomach when I realized it might be at the field. So, I drove there and with a tiny pen flashlight in hand I turned over strings of long grass. As I moved closer to my spot I heard a series of loud sounds and a big plop in the water. It was LOUD.... probably not a bird, but a larger mammal. Time to leave. (later when Casey arrived it was he who found the small bear tracks.) Back home I go. More searching with the flashlight. After a seemingly long period of time I was frustrated. I went to my car to think..... and possibly sleep. Next up floats a boat with a large spotlight, flashing into the yard, bushes and house. Yipes! What if I have to spend the night in jail.....for breaking into the home...I much prefer my car. So I high tailed out of there. I didn't want to take a chance.
That brought me to downtown La Conner, where I pulled into a parking lot and rolled up in bubble wrap to keep warm. Keep in mind it goes down to 50 or so at night. Needless to say it was easy to wake up early to meet Casey. And what a treat at the end of the adventure!
That is the completion to the story posted the other day....sorry about the holes before! I leave you with a photo of my beautiful field. I still will post more about the workshop...I am just on my hamster wheel of glee, enjoying life and painting....till later, toodles! Loriann