Many years ago, Gran gave each of her grandchildren a teddy bear. I named the one who came to stay with me Mr. Bear. For Gran’s 100th birthday in 2007, her children and grandchildren put together a scrapbook for her. I put photos I had taken and several family photos on the pages I contributed to the scrapbook. I thought it would be fun to include photos of Mr. Bear visiting the parks where I took my walks back then. When Mr. Bear arrived, his only attire was a necktie. I didn’t think a bear of his serious disposition should be outside without a coat and a hat. Paddington Bear was the inspiration for the outfit. I love the Paddington Bear stories.
This time of year, I feel the need to clean my home until it sparkles. It is a way of washing away the winter and giving the new year a fresh start. It is likely that I inherited this from Gran. I was thinking of her and the pictures of Mr. Bear yesterday while I was washing my car. I hope they made her smile. Here are the pictures I took of Mr. Bear on his adventure out and about in 2007.
It was too windy to run this evening. The weather forecast said the wind was 25 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. The wind seemed stronger than that to me. Mr. Bear and I went out once again to see if there would be a pretty sunset. The clouds of earlier in the day had been swept away by the wind. The horizon was a faint pink and orange as the sun said good night. On the way home, I stopped to take a photo of the waves on one of the ponds I run by.
Take care and thanks for reading.