Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bear Tree

I've been walking by this interesting Live Oak for a year and a half, and finally, just the right day arrived to sketch it! I don't know if I achieved the look of a bear face in my drawing, but in real life it really does resemble one :)

The tree stands along a sidewalk in our neighborhood. I had to set my chair right in the middle of the walkway to capture the entire tree.  When I stood in front of the bear face for the close up, a delightful Fox Squirrel peeked from behind the tree. It was quite curious about the human standing there. At one point I thought it was going to leave the tree and inspect me up close!

Our lowcountry weather has been so absolutely balmy this November and December as compared to the last two years.  We really need a freeze. Our early spring wildflowers are thinking it's time to bloom!

12 comments:

  1. How cool! I often "see" spirits in trees and I know the Native Americans used to believe there were tree spirits of other creatures that had died nearby.

    I haven't seen a fox squirrel in forever—they are the neatest animals! Sounds like a super fun time sketching!

    p.s. the word capture was "anatall." Rather appropriate given the tree!

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  2. Very nice journal page and fun story about the Bear face in the tree. You captured it well.

    I also want to let you know that I am THRILLED with my new calendar, it arrived yesterday. So special - I will enjoy it all year long!

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  3. Thanks, Laure! I remember talking about this tree with you over coffee :) The squirrel really surprised me. We only have a couple in our neighborhood and not usually near this area. He was very cool! Ha ha... great word capture for this post!

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  4. Thanks, Claire! I'm so happy you like the calendar! Thank you again for your order. I'm real pleased with Lulu and happy to hear that everyone is getting their order in a timely fashion :)

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  5. Oh, yes, a bear in constant hibernation in that old tree :)

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  6. Ha, ha Rhonda.... kind of like Hans Solo when Jaba froze him :)

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  7. Pam Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thank you so for this year wonderful work ect. Really like coming here,Hope the New year brings you another great journey of new moons and things to paint,
    Linda

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  8. Linda, Thank you so for your kind words! I hodpe you had a great Christmas and a Happy and blessed New Year! I'm hoping for a clear sky for January's Full Moon.... It's on my birthday :)

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  9. Nice sketch as usual. Have a happy new year.

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  10. Thank you, Joan! You have a happy and blessed New Year, too!

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  11. ...I see a bear! How cool! Glad the little Fox Squirrel visited with you while you sketched! I'm sure that made it all the more enjoyable.

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