Saturday, August 24, 2013

A bear hunt...Tahilla Farm





I just landed in Tokyo and am waiting for the next leg of my journey back to Vietnam with a smile that I can not hide. I waited all summer for a bear sighting at Tahilla Farm without the slightest hint. I set up the telescope in the hopes of seeing one tucked away in the woods. Before I went to bed each night, I stood on our porch, scanning the landscape with a supersonic flashlight, for large signs of life. Six weeks and plenty of deer...but no bears.

Wouldn't you know it...just as I was ready to take my luggage out to the car this morning, I caught it...running across our yard, where I had been earlier in the morning, capturing the sunrise. I grabbed my camera in a mad dash to the porch and tried my best. I could not think of a better way to end my trip. Shortly after, the deer appeared and Priscilla the porcupine sauntered by. I felt as if they were coming out to bid me goodbye...and wish me a safe journey.

Now all I need to do is spot a moose.... next time! 

26 comments:

  1. Hello Jeanne

    Be careful what you wish for. How exciting and it is a good sized bear too.
    Safe journey home to Vietnam
    Helenxx

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    1. Thank you Helen...I have a feeling you are right. I may have felt differently about wandering the woods on my own if this happened at the start of my trip. ;)

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  2. bonjour mon ami! and welcome home! we were so close this summer! i enjoyed following you on FB and instagram...loving your new farm house in NH. maybe next summer we'll meet up! we are also back home..in paris. ready for school to begin and enjoy this wonderful city. safe travels xoxo

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    1. Thank you Pam...it would be fab to meet up one day! :)

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  3. They may come one at a time for a visit.

    Have an enjoyable trip.

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    1. I look forward to finding out Edgar... :)

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  4. Leslie in Portland, OregonSaturday, August 24, 2013

    What a wonderful adieu...and how wonderful that you savored it! Thank you for the photograph, and blue skies on the rest of your journey, Leslie

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  5. Your new friends must have heard from the wind you were leaving. I do believe they came to say good-bye. Hugs! Bonnie

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  6. A perfect end to your trip. Great that you managed to get a photograph. Hopefully many more sightings (from a distance) when you return. Safe travels.

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  7. Love it! For the moose, I know a spot in Francestown! Or, there are plenty in Vermont. Safe travels and come back (home!) soon.

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  8. Safe travels back to Viet Nam. As for the bear...they occasionally come out of the woods to wander the streets here in suburbia. It's illegal to disturb them to the local cops just follow them until they lumber back to their domain.

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  9. How incredibly exciting! All the way to scary!

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  10. Oh, my gosh...this was me for the last several weeks! I stalked each stop searching for a moose in Maine. Then, I was on the hunt for hummingbirds and red foxes on PEI. Got the hummingbird, not a sign of a fox, no moose, but plenty of deer. Never even considered a bear sighting!! Happy other-homecoming. I'm struggling with going back to Houston...after all this fresh air. New bucket list: B&B in either Camden or Bar Harbor Maine...planting the seed.

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    1. Great bucket list Sarah...keep the dream alive! :)

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  11. What a great photo capture! I chatter loudly when we hike a nearby mountain, clapping regularly, amusing my husband who doesn't think we need to bother with bear bells, too nonchalant for me by far . . .

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    1. Sounds like something I would do....love it! :)

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  12. what another world....a bear in the garden....and now you are going back to yet another world in your fascinating life....safe travels back.

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  13. All good things come to those that wait...how exciting. F xx

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  14. What a wonderful "summer camp" you have had. Travel safely, catch up on your sleep, and then tell us all about it!

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  15. Needless to say, you've had a fabulous summer at Tahilla Farm. As for the bear, until it/they hibernate for the winter just don't keep any warm homemade pies and such cooling on the window sill, lest the bears come knocking on your door. :-) Ready to hear more tales of farm life when you get settled back home at Chateau Mango.

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    1. I have been saving them up Judy...coming soon. :)

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  16. wow! exciting and a little scary too!

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  17. They know you are there now. Safe journey back to Vietnam.

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  18. What a well fare but you know "Haste makes waste". Have a safe trip back home.

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  19. Congrats on capturing a bear! Safe trip, Jeanne!

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  20. I just read this now. How fun it would have been if I was still in Tokyo! You could have done a layover and we could have gone to a shrine sale! But of course, that didn't and couldn't happen :-( Enjoy your autumn back at your other home!
    Jacqueline

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