Tuesday, March 5, 2013


BLINK. BLINK. Eyes open. Bright and sunny day!

Could it be spring? Bright enough for spring. Yet, it doesn't smell like spring. (But then, truth be told, I'm a more senior Bear, and my smeller doesn't function quite as well as it used to.)

I'll stick out my snout and check. 

Crawl. Wiggle. Scramble. Slide. To the entrance of my winter den.

Snout out.


The sun blinds me!

The sun in the sky blinds me!  

The sun reflecting off the snow blinds me!

No wonder I couldn't smell spring; it's still the middle of winter!


Snout in. 

Scramble. Crawl. Slide. Wiggle.

Blink. Blink. My eyes still work.

Back to bed; back to hibernating. 

See you anon. 



Janie Junebug said...

Gosh, I hoped you would stay awake for a while. See you when it's warmer up north.


Hilary said...

Enjoy the redoze but hurry back. I hope all is well in your den.

Frances said...

Always a fine idea to check out of hibernation around this time of the year...even if what the weather tells you is to re-hibernate.

Is that a little like what I've heard are snooze buttons on alarm clocks?


Chatty Crone said...

Ah that makes me sad - it is spring in Atlanta - we are blooming everywhere. I miss you. sandie

DJan said...

I saw a daffodil's pretty yellow flower yesterday, Bear. You'd better catch a few more winks because it won't be long now! :-)

ReformingGeek said...

Yikes! False alarm. Poor Bear. Back inside, quickly!

chicago foodie girl said...

10 inches of snow today... I'm ready to start hibernating right along with you!

Manzanita said...

Well, if you won't even stay long enough for a game of scrabble or a cup of dandelion tea with HONEY. That last thing should entice a Bear.
And you'll even miss my birthday which is the Ides of March.
But I can see you are determined to go back to sleep for a few more weeks and I guess I don't blame you. I would too, if I had the chance.
Take care...until your next peep.

kj said...


you've managed to wake me up to impending dafodils and softer earth and a feeling of well......freshness!!

don't sleep too long, you sleepy bear.


J Cosmo Newbery said...

Hello? Hello? Funny, I thought I heard a bear...

The Broad said...

Oh, Bear, please come back to us -- its Meteorological Spring, you know? And we all miss you so ... Come on out -- there are bear hugs galore you need to give out...

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It should just be a nap. Spring is just around the corner. At least that is what I tell myself even though it looks like that here in the east the biggest snowstorm of the year is about to hit us.

Amanda Summer said...

so happy to have a peek of my favorite bear, no matter how brief :))

CAMILLA said...

Hello dear Bear, just popped in to see how you are doing.... Bear is hibernating.! Hope it won't be long before Spring is around the corner in your neck of the woods dear Bear.

Owl is missing you.

susan said...

Currently wallowing in mud and slush locally. May have to consider this hibernation business next winter.

Stay cozy just a little longer.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Thanks for taking a gulp of sunshine Bear! happy snoozing.

lotta joy said...

I cannot imagine living where you do. But then again, I never imagined living where I presently reside. If you're where you want to be, then that counts for a lot.