Tomorrow, Winter says “Adios” and Spring says “Hello”! Change is afoot in both the Earth and the critters. The whales are swimming past Tofino heading northward and waving to the locals as they go past.

The Trumpeters are saying goodbye and flying north to Yukon,while the Bears are coming out of their dens saying “WHERE’S MY COFFEE”! (I just had to add that as most people do turn into Bears If they don’t get their morning fix.)

When the Trumpeters leave, the bears wake up. It’s amazing to see this unfolding each year. Everybody must have the same clock,as their timing is always impeccable! The Trumpeters and the Bears tag team each other and Nature is the coordinator!


69 thoughts on “TAG TEAMING

  1. Such a cool description of spring waking up her wildlife, Wayne! A tag team indeed. I’m in the grumpy-bear-wheres-my-coffee camp! Gorgeous shots that personify spring in the PNW ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฒ

  2. A big welcome to Spring at last, thanks Wayne. Did you know that tomorrow is National Act Happy Day? And look at the soulful brown eyes on that Bear cub, so soft and warm and happy. Exquisite image of the Trumpeter Swans synchronized lift offs. Perfect timing through your lens.

      1. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, and sometimes your smile is the source of your joy” Thich Nhat Hanh

      2. “If you smile at me I will understand ‘cos that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.” “Wooden Ships” – David Crosby, Paul Kantner, and Stephen Stills.

  3. Love your photo, Wayne, of the trumpeter swans taking off. The bear cub is irresistible. I am sure it took much patience and persistence to get these shots. Spring is arriving. I love the longer days of sunlight that will eventually bring the midnight sun. Have a great week!

  4. Great post Wayne. Love that photo of the Trumpeter Swans. I imagine those bears do need a few cups of coffee when they wake up. Lol

  5. Hi Wayne, these are great pictures. I really like the photo of the trumpeters. Strangely, I was saying something similar to my mom this morning about our local park. She was commenting that the leaves would start falling soon (they makes a thick carpet all along the pathways) and I said that the cosmos have only been out about 10 days which leaves another 2 weeks or so before they disappear and the leaves start falling.

      1. yes, when the ice forms over the water the eagles (Osprey etc) cannot feed they get in their RV’s and move on to greener pastures!
        The climate determines this of course.

  6. Well Spring has been here for almost a week and here we have to just imagine it because it is cold and the wind is blowing at 40 mph … it feels more like a Winter day. Your heart-warming shots make me “Think Spring” until the real deal comes along.

  7. The bears, especially the second one, look sleepy, and very sweet.

    The weather has been very erratic down here, with rain, sleet snow, icy blasts punctuated by days in the 60s. We have daffodils, but it will be a while before our trees bloom.

  8. How lovely to have a window into the beautiful wildlife out your way! We just returned from the Island and spent several days wandering through the forest (Rathtrevor Park) in search of wildlife, we noticed that winter is still a presence there but catching sight of shy deer, cheeky ravens, magnificent eagles and hawks tells us spring is not too far behind…

  9. Your photos here are a pure delight, Wayne. Loved seeing the trumpeters lifting, and looking into the faces of two stunning bears. I enjoyed hearing about the synchronicity of the trumpeters leaving and the bears coming out of hibernation. Your intimacy with nature is a joy to behold–thank you for sharing it.

  10. Nature does coordinate things. Trumpeters leave and bears emerge from their dens. You captured both with stunning pictures. Thank you, Wayne!

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