Michele Barker Photography: Blog http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog en-us (C)Michele L. Barker Photography mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:09:00 GMT Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:09:00 GMT http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/img/s/v-5/u1023468850-o613327250-50.jpg Michele Barker Photography: Blog http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog 120 80 The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear and Dog go to the lake and fireworks http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/7/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-to-the-lake-and-fireworks It had been really hot so far this summer. Bear thought it would be a good idea to take Dog to the lake to do some fishing.

After catching several fish Bear and Dog headed back. With the raft secure on shore, Bear put the fish they had caught back in the net to keep them cool in the water. 

They sat for a bit enjoying the cool breeze that was coming off the lake. Bear had a big surprise for Dog planned later that night. He could hardly wait to tell Dog. 

It was finally time to head back.  Bear was going to surprise Dog by taking him to watch the fireworks!  Bear knew that Dog may be scared of the loud bangs that the fireworks make so he brought Dog's blanket to wrap him up with to help with the noise.  As they waited for it to get darker, Bear explained all about the fireworks and how beautiful they would be.

It was finally dark enough for the fireworks to begin.  Dog was amazed at all the colors and his blanket muffled the loud bangs just enough.  Bear was very proud of Dog for being brave.  It was a perfect way to end the day.

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) Bear Dog Fireworks Lake http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/7/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-to-the-lake-and-fireworks Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:05:02 GMT
The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear and Dog go Camping http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/5/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-camping Memorial weekend was finally here. It was the first big camping weekend of the year for Bear and Dog.  Bear had found a great spot earlier in the year and couldn't wait to go camping there.  After setting up the camp, Bear and Dog sat by the pond enjoying the view.

After relaxing for a bit, Bear tossed the ball around for Dog.  Dog loves to play fetch!

All the running around made Dog very hungry and thirsty.

Soon it was time for Bear to get the campfire going and cook up a fish he had caught earlier.

After supper Bear toasted up some marshmallows for him and Dog.

It was the perfect ending to the day!

 

 

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) bear and dog camping http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/5/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-camping Mon, 28 May 2018 19:12:43 GMT
The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear and Dog Climb a Mountain http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-climb-a-mountain It was a beautiful warm and sunny Spring day.  Bear loves to climb and thought "What a great day to climb a mountain!".  Bear and Dog headed out to climb to the top of Bear's favorite spot and have a picnic.  Upon reaching the top they were surprised to still see a little snow left.  But with the warmth and sunshine it was melting fast. 

After resting a bit and eating some berries and kibbles it was time to head back down the mountain. Bear secured the rope and him and Dog made their way back down. Once they had safely reached the ledge below they took a moment to catch their breath and look back at what they had just accomplished.

 

 

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) bear climbing dog mountain spring http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-climb-a-mountain Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:11:55 GMT
The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear and Dog test out their new Raft http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-test-out-their-new-raft Bear had been working very hard building a new raft for him and Dog.  After a lot of hard work it was ready. As Bear was loading up the raft, Dog begged Bear to let him bring his favorite blanket along.  Bear couldn't say no!

This was the very first raft Bear had built.  He was excited that it had turned out so well. But he did notice the raft was a little tippy, especially when Dog moved around. 

Bear and Dog were having so much fun, Bear didn't realize how late it was getting.  It was getting dark, and Bear was happy that he had thought to bring the lantern along.  He moved Dog's blanket to the back of the raft so more light would show, and they started their journey back.

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) bear dog maine raft http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-test-out-their-new-raft Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:29:40 GMT
The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear and Dog go on an Easter Egg Hunt http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-on-an-easter-egg-hunt Easter had arrived early this year.  The skies were blue and the sun was shining.  Bear was preparing a fish dinner for him and Dog.  But first it was time to take Dog on an Easter egg hunt.  Dog wagged his tail with excitement as he waited patiently for Bear to hide the Easter eggs.

Dog was good at finding the Easter eggs.  His bucket quickly filled up!

Dog had found lots and lots of Easter eggs.  Tired from all the hunting, he snugged in close with Bear.

Happy Easter Everyone!

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) bear dog easter maine winter http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-on-an-easter-egg-hunt Sun, 01 Apr 2018 18:59:48 GMT
The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear and Dog go Fishing http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-fishing It was April and Spring had arrived. The snow was starting to melt away and the ice had melted in some of the small streams.  It was the perfect time to teach Dog how to fish, Bear thought.  As they settled in on a log crossing the stream, Dog cast his line into the water.  Within no time he caught two fish!  Bear was very proud of Dog.

After helping Dog with the net to get the fish, Bear decided to fish as well.  He quickly had a fish take his line.  Bear's eyes got big as his fishing pole bent over.  He had a big fish on the line!

Bear tried and tried to reel in the big fish, but the fish broke free. It was getting late in the day and it was time to head back.  It was going to be a long hike as they had just moved in to a new home.

Bear was so excited about the fish that Dog had caught on his very first fishing trip he grabbed the camera to take some pictures.

   

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) bear dog fishing maine winter http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog-bear-and-dog-go-fishing Sun, 01 Apr 2018 18:38:51 GMT
The Adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog" Bear gets a Dog http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog It was a snowy winter day in Maine and Christmas was almost here.  Bear headed out to brave the storm and find just the right tree.  He wanted everything to be just right, as Christmas morning was the day he was welcoming a new member to his family.  He was getting a dog!

Bringing Home the Christmas TreeBringing Home the Christmas TreeBraving the storm this little bear brought home the tree.

Christmas day had finally arrived!  Bear was so excited to head out and pick up Dog.  It was going to be quite the hike to get him, but Bear was ready for the challenge.  Bear arrived to meet Dog and it was love at first sight!

The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"Winter in Maine can be long and stretch into Spring. This year (2018) it did just that. Taken in March after spring had officially arrived according to the calendar. I decided to have some fun with the snow banks that were still in the yard.

Excited to show Dog his new home they started the long hike back to the den.

The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"Winter in Maine can be long and stretch into Spring. This year (2018) it did just that. Taken in March after spring had officially arrived according to the calendar. I decided to have some fun with the snow banks that were still in the yard.

As Bear and Dog reached to top of a small hillside, Bear assured Dog that there was just a little further to go.

The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"Winter in Maine can be long and stretch into Spring. This year (2018) it did just that. Taken in March after spring had officially arrived according to the calendar. I decided to have some fun with the snow banks that were still in the yard.

 Continuing on with their hike they came upon their first big mountain side covered in deep snow.

The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"Winter in Maine can be long and stretch into Spring. This year (2018) it did just that. Taken in March after spring had officially arrived according to the calendar. I decided to have some fun with the snow banks that were still in the yard.

They carefully made their way down the snow covered trail with Dog proudly leading the way.

The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"Winter in Maine can be long and many times stretches into Spring. This year (2018) it did just that. Taken in March after spring had officially arrived according to the calendar. I decided to have some fun with the snow banks that were still in the yard.

As Dog reached the end of the trail he looked over the edge. Bear proudly said "The den is just below. Welcome to your new home!"

The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"The adventures of "Just a Bear and his Dog"Winter in Maine can be long and stretch into Spring. This year (2018) it did just that. Taken in March after spring had officially arrived according to the calendar. I decided to have some fun with the snow banks that were still in the yard.

 

 

 

 

 

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mbarkerphotos@aol.com (Michele Barker Photography) bear dog maine winter http://www.mbarkerphotos.com/blog/2018/4/the-adventures-of-just-a-bear-and-his-dog Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:52:57 GMT