Lately I’ve been exploring close to home and today was no exception but what I found was fairly typical of what’s in many rural communities. Mostly.
Like this cow who eyed us as we stopped. She looked pretty relaxed, and why wouldn’t she with no stress, a lush paddock to enjoy and a view of the city.
Then I came across something else. In a tree. Only, it’s not what what you’d expect.
I had to get out for a closer look. Sure enough it was a bear. But not the typical koala bear type. Poor thing was totally hung. In fact it looked altogether stuffed!
I’m not sure what his story is but he looked kind of sad. And it made me wonder how and why he got up there. He looks definitely out of his comfort zone.
Much like my son was today. He went on a school excursion into the city today and it was a day of firsts for him. The first time he’d ever been on a train by himself. The first time he ordered a meal at a fast food place, all by himself. And the first time he gave money to a homeless person, all by himself. He’s always been a quiet, reserved, sensitive boy so these achievements were huge for him. I’m so proud of him
And then I think back to the bear up the tree. My kids always loved their soft toy bears but none ever ended up in trees. Whose was it? Did it once belong to someone who loved it but needed it no more. What was the story there? I’ll probably never know.
What I do know is that it gives a whole new meaning to “how much can a Koala bear?”
Happy Hump day everyone. Hope the rest of your week is a good one.
And hopefully Thursday’s more bearable than today..