“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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...I Just Wannabe Your Teddy Bear



Fence and Rose Arbor at a Bed n Breakfast in town...

linking to Good Fences


Sunrise and a duck [this photo of the sunrise and lone duck was taken years ago on the beach off Zahn Road on Mustang Island - I also use it as my computer's wallpaper every once in a while]...


linking to:  Weekly Top Shot - Weekend Reflections - Skywatch Friday



...does anyone else see something in this tree? I outlined what I saw as a bear and changed the coloring in the inset. I like to find in nature shapes and figures of other things like what cloud formations can be, etc. This, when I walked past it, I saw the critter! See if you can see what I saw....like it was coming out from a long winter's hibernation in the hollow of the tree.


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  1. that sunset..... pure beauty!

    Yip, you've got yourself a bear there. Very observant of you.

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    1. :::Shadow::: It's been a long, long time since you've visited. I must go to your blog and read your stories. I know, I KNOW they'll be good. How have you been?

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  2. Lovely sunset shot, Anni! And I see the bear, very cool. Have a happy day!

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    1. ...sunrise!!! It's awesome that you too can see the bear!

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  3. I spotted the bear's head before I even looked at the inset....and I thought I was the only one who saw figures in trees!

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  4. Oh what an observance, Annie!

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    1. ...so, you see it too, then Jo?

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  5. Very cool fence, Anni. I bet it's a challenge to paint.

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    1. ...just think of what Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn's story would be with this fence.

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  6. Love that fence and the sunset...wow! I can see that darn bear after I looked at the inset. :)

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    1. sunrise! At least you found what I saw. Bud never did see the bear. Of course, I think he was being his obnoxious self. lol

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  7. What a gorgeous fence! I love that sunset pic and I saw the bear before I even read what you wrote. Very cool!

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    1. sunrise! Glad you found the bear!!!!

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    2. Hi again! You asked about the flowering plant I posted yesterday. It's actually a flowering bush (Verbena) and that was one branch. The flowers are nearly all the way open so I'll post a picture of the whole bush next week.

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    3. Mari....it was beautiful!!! Looking forward to seeing the 'whole' bush in bloom.

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  8. Now you're making me really homesick! Mustang Island. I did see a dog in the tree. Beautiful Gulf Coast of Texas, my spirit flies there. xo Jenny

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  9. Your photos are extraordinary! Oh yes, I see the bear, too.
    Wishing you a lovely day.

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    1. ...thank you kindly. Have a lovely day yourself.

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  10. I see the bear but at first it looked more like an armadillo to me. You are in Texas, after all! :-)

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    1. LOL...I've seen more armadillos in AZ than in TX.

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  11. definitely a bear head! neat! great, classic picket fence, too! thanks, anni!

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    1. ...thanks, and thanks for hosting Ms. T

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  12. Love your good fence....and the bear is as plain as can be....pretty cool. :)

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  13. Ooh, cool, cool fence!! And that is most definitely a bear coming out of that tree. Fun!

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed the post this time 'round!

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  14. Took me a minute, but it came into focus when I enlarged it! Awesome and fun!

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  15. that's one fancy fence...and yes..I see the bear's head...always have seen these faces in nature and love to see them too...

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    1. me too!! It's fun to find other subjects in nature's givings.

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  16. Ann good fences. #1 love it and as I scrolled down the bear is amazing.

    I have some pics up in Tex Wis Girl Run-A- Round Ranch

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    1. ...just followed your link and viewed your great fences. Thanks!

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  17. That's definitely a bear in that tree! Love the fence around the B&B!

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  18. LOVE LOVE the fence it is so pretty and I do see the bear in the stump. Very very cool. B

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  19. Lovely white picket fence, and yep, that sure looks like a bear to me!

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  20. Love the tree critter....what a find!

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  21. Anni that is the most gorgeous sunrise picture I have ever seen....was that taken in the winter? What an unusual tree bear!
    Hugs
    Madi and Cecilia

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    1. M&M...I can't even remember just when [season] it was taken. Long ago, that I know.

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  22. Looks like a bear to me, too. I love the sunrise shot- gorgeous...and the white picket fence.

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  23. You and I DO have a lot in common! :-) You celebrating 46, and us celebrating 45! Hey, that does look like a koala bear! :-) I love that fence too, and the other shot is amazing! Have a great weekend upcoming!

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    1. ...at least you too see a bear.

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  24. I saw a lamb before you ever mentioned bear...LOL Love your fence shot...

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  25. It never ceases to amaze me how many different designs there are in fences. I see a bear head in that tree.

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    1. I know...somewhere around here I will eventually find the ultimate fence. LOL Most are wood and blazé in our 'hood.

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  26. That "bear" is awesome! There's a tree around here that looks like a wart hog. Nature is so weird and wonderful.

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    1. ...a wart hog? Oh I'd like to see that one.

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  27. What a quaint fence. I love the bear!

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  28. Dear Anni, Charming fence and I did not see the bear but once you pointed it out I see nothing but a bear. Blessings, Catherine

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  29. I love the white fences with arbors! And that is one gorgeous sunset. I saw the bear before I read the words...amazing!

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    1. sunrise....y'know a lot of others who have visited today see other creatures that this could well be, beside a bear.

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  30. Oh your fence is stupendous ... I would never have the patience to do that, but I sure would pay to have it done. Love it. And yes, the bear is there. I do that all of the time. I see things in everything. Sometimes I see things in famous paintings and then can't look at it without seeing that thing there. So it is great fun, but it does have it's downside. I select what I see and then either lighten it or darken it, whichever makes it stand out better. I call it light painting :) This was fun, Hootin' Annie ... I always have a good time when I come over here.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed it all today Andrea.

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  31. Yes, it is a a petrified bear! Your duck at sunrise is one of the most stunning pictures I have ever seen! I could look at it forever!

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  32. great fence, love the sunrise and yes I see the bear too. Great photo's Anni.

    Felicia

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  33. I can see the bear! He seems a little upset! I think he is hungry!:)
    Lovely sunrise and nice fence ! Great post!

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  34. Lovely sunset, Anni. Amazing what our imagination can make out of some things. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

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    1. sunirse!.....have a great weekend, too, Mickie!

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  35. Nice fence. I like the up/down pointed pattern of the fence.
    Beautiful sunset photo.
    Yep, I saw the bear even without the color change. Great find.

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    1. sunrise!!! Glad you liked the fence today Ida.

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  36. that sunrise is stunning.

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  37. Oh, I love the bear in the tree! I'm always seeing 'monsters' in the trees and roots here in Florida. It's fun to notice things! Great fence, too! Hugs!

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    1. Monsters? Now, I'm gonna have to search 'em out.

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  38. I observe the same thing as you. I am always looking for things like this. Nice bed and breakfast, but never stayed in one.

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    1. I haven't either, and no desire to do so...seems like it would be too regimental. I like eating a late breakfast...and I'm sure they have a time schedule at B&Bs

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  39. Love your photos! The sunset is amazing! And yes, I see the bear...I too love to find shapes like that. smile..

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  40. Oh hey, that looks like a raccoon to me.

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    1. ...a raccoon? Okay, I'll buy that.

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  41. Spectacular colours.

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  42. Stunning Sunrise... and yeah... there is a bear.. I can see :-)

    Pixellicious Photos

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  43. I see the bear too. Lovely sunset and flying duck moment.

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  44. I think it looks like a dogs head - but I buy the idea of a bear as well!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Ya, it could be a dog easily!!

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  45. pretty sunset and I do see a bear.

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  46. WOW!Very beautiful photos for SWF!My favourite photos is this of the sunrise!Brilliant and stunning! Have a nice weekend.

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  47. I can totally see the bear head, and his cute little nose too!

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    1. lol....glad you pointed out the nose. I thought it was kinda eerie the first time I saw his 'eye'...looks like the pupil is even there.

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  48. I enjoy these photos. Interesting and commanding.

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  49. Cool photos -- love the sunrise and bear-tree.

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  50. That second shot is just stunning!

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  51. Ahh, I love it! Great photos, as always! And just wanted to let you know I will be closing my blog for a while, but will be checking in on my favorite blogs (like yours!) periodically. Looking forward to seeing more of your great pics!

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    1. Ahhhhhhhhhh, darn!! This is not good news. I so enjoyed your writing talent!! You'll be sorely missed Shelly!!! Come back sooner than later! 'kay?

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  52. Of course it's a bear coming out from the tree - what else could it be? Your fence is unique and very pretty.

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  53. Sucha pretty white fence and arbor.
    That definitely looks like a bear. Amazing find!

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  54. What a beautiful sunset and yes I see the bear. :-)

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    1. ...thanks James...and thanks for hosting

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  55. That sunset is spectacular, Anni, and I spied your creature coming out of the tree!

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  56. The dramatic sunset is terrific ! Well done !

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  57. A great sunset Anni. I can see why it makes a colurful wallpaper for your PC.

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    1. ...glad you liked it Phil.

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  58. You have a good eye. I saw it perfectly after you highlighted it!

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    1. ...thanks Janey. Glad I could help.

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  59. Wonderful sunrise and a beautiful shot...The bear is really amazing...

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  60. Hi Anni Love the fence, reflection of the sunset and your 'out of the box' bear critter. Have a marvelous weekend.

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    1. ...thanks, have a great weekend yourself Margaret.

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  61. Anni, stopping back to say thanks for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  62. Outstanding photos! The sunrise photo is gorgeous, and the bear is the tree is sooo cool!!!

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  63. I do see a little bear that isn't quite awake yet. I also see a cat's face, maybe it's a cougar. I like to find shapes too. The duck flying into the sunrise is gorgeous Anni.

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    1. ...that makes two of us. Do you stare at cloud formations and try and see something/objects in the shapes?

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  64. Oh dear. I'm terrible at this sort of thing. Rocks, mountains and clouds leave me puzzled. I keep trying though.....:)

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    1. ...thanks for stopping by!!!

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  65. That sunset shot is awesome! And yes, I see the bear!

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  66. Love the bear! I see things like that too. (Example: http://webcroft.blogspot.com/2013/06/is-that-rhino-in-trail.html)

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