Thursday, December 29, 2011

not morning people

Bears hibernate.
I'm not sure why bears come to mind now in the midst of winter, but I do know that in the thickly treed mountains that cover British Columbia, bears are hibernating.
As the air took on its familiar chill this fall, bears took their last bite of this and that, their late night snack so to speak and ambled off to bed for a long, long night.
It's hard to believe that they sleep through Christmas and New Years and Valentines Day,
but their seasonal morning comes at last.
Perhaps the sound of melting snow; the sound of dripping water, annoys the bears into wakefulness.
Perhaps the piercing call of the first returning robin does the trick.
Maybe the warm breath of April.....
Bears awaken and straggle out into the weak spring sunlight.
They are not morning people.
It is better not to talk to a spring bear until he has had his first cup of coffee.

2 comments:

once upon a time . . . said...

Just a thought … http://www.rd.ca/ourcanada/contribute/contribute_2009.php

Shari Morehouse said...

That's a great thought. My thought is this would make a good children's story....I can see the bear waking up, stumbling to his coffee pot, growling at his wife (notice how I made it male?) and then slowly cheering up as he moves through day greeting the robins and flowers etc. You could do a great job on this...just another thought