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Fun Fact Friday!

Baby Face

It’s Fun Fact Friday, folks! Did you know that the average weight of an Alaskan brown bear in Katmai National Park (after eating lots of salmon) is 1,000 lbs (~454 kg)? That’s a bunch of bear!

It’s hard to believe 6 years have passed since my visit to this national park. That little cub you see there should be full grown (hopefully) and around to eat plenty more salmon coming through the Brooks River.
 
Speaking of Katmai National Park, the 2020 Brooks Camp Bear Pin Logo Contest is underway. When visitors first arrive in this national park, they must undergo a mandatory bear safety orientation. The pins are presented to the visitors after completion of this training session as a visual reminder.
 
If you are interested in knowing more about the contest, click on the image above. You have until February 14 to enter.
Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.

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TFW It’s Friday!

Wheee

Wheeee! TFW (that feeling when) you know it’s Friday and you have a fun weekend planned.

I’m working on the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve gallery on my photo website. One more gallery after this one and I’ll be up to date with keywording the National Parks and Other Landscapes folder on the site. The Lake Clark one will take a little longer because I found images I’d not even looked at in the archives. I don’t know why I never worked on them. Maybe I didn’t have the editing skills to bring out the potential. Who knows. At least I have a few more images to add to the gallery, so there will be more than just 46 images for that gallery (some galleries have way more images, and others have around that many or less).
 
This little guy (or gal – I didn’t look up its knickers) was having fun rolling down a pebble incline while it’s mother watched off to the side. I was with a photo tour and we were in the referenced park, standing on the beach and photographing this momma and her cubs that had emerged from the forest. It was one of those trips where, if it hadn’t been for her and her babies, we would not have had much wildlife to photograph during our stay. It’s like that, sometimes, with wildlife and with wildlife photo tours. Sometimes you have a plate full of fun, and other times, you make do with what you can get.
 
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Fleece is the Fashion for Pacific Northwest Witches

Halloween Becky 2018

Boo!

Every Halloween, I try to get a selfie of me with one of my witch hats (yes, I have more than one).  It allows me to stretch my photographic creativity a bit, and to hone my makeup skills.

Happy Halloween!

Ready For A Night Out On The Town

Ready for a night on the town

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Fred Flintstone’s Recliner

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I don’t know how I missed this the first time, but I was a woman with a mission hiking up to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.  Coming down from the arch, though, I was much, much slower , and I happened to look over and see this hilarious setup:  someone had taken the nearby rocks and created a recliner chair, complete with foot stool, a “glass” on one chair arm and a “tv remote” on the other chair arm.  I decided I needed to try it out.  I believe I like the modern recliner much better than the Stone Age recliner Winking smile

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Easter Egg Hunt

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I’d planned on posting this a little closer to Easter, except that I’m going to be on vacation over Easter (woo hoo!).

I’m a pretty secular soul, so in this post, it’s going to be all about the Easter egg hunt.  These photos were taken back in 2009, when my great niece was two.  I can’t remember the last time I took part in hiding Easter eggs filled with candy, and it was great fun to watch “Gammy” and “Cho” hide the eggs for one very excited little girl.  As most of you probably already know, the hunt is fun, but it’s really all about the candy in the eggs Winking smile

Hiding on the fence.

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Hiding on the bubble machine (please note how nicely color-coordinated the egg is to the bubble machine)

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Hiding underneath the Harley Skull.

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Sometimes, hiding a little too high (what on earth was the Easter Bunny thinking??)

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Aha!  Found that egg!

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Lookit all the loot!!

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Puny

I finished reading one of the photo blogs I follow titled “In The Pink”.  My immediate thought was to create a short post titled “In The Pink…..I Don’t Think”.  Or maybe “In The Pink….Not Really”.  In the end, I came up with the original title you see here.

For the past two weeks, I have been down and out for the count with a nasty little bug that started with three days of scratchy throat, followed by what felt like a full-blown cold, followed by a return of the sore throat, altered hearing, and completely no sense of taste except for differentiation between sweet, sour, and salty.  If you blindfolded me and then fed me a piece of chicken, it would be the same as if you were feeding me a piece of alligator….or ostrich….or tofu….well, OK, I would figure that one out just from the mouth-feel.

Anyway, I’ve not been up to par, but I am incrementally improving, which is a good thing since I will be on a plane to Washington State next week, visiting Seattle, Mt. Rainier, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, and celebrating my and my brother-in-law’s birthdays in eastern Washington.

I like to try and post something once a week, and this was pretty much all I could come up with.  Dad took this shot of me when I was, oh, maybe two or three years old, zonked out on the swing set in our postage-stamp back yard in Montana.  I’ve been in a state of “zonked-outedness” now for two weeks and am ready to wake up…..but, well, not tonight;  I’ve taken my Nyquil (which still tastes bad even when I don’t have any taste buds).

Hope all of you out there are in a better frame of health.

Asleep On The Swing

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