Well....after seeing this fella outside my kitchen window later, I can assure you, it wasn't ME walking next to that bear!
Okay, enough disturbing photos. Here are a couple of cute ones to finish off the day:
This cute little squirrel was nosing around the fountain in our memorial garden, when he had a close encounter with the resident "Froggy" statue. Then he jumped on the bench and started moving forward...and had a close encounter with ME:
I hope you have enjoyed these close encounters and little nature break from whatever busyness you are doing right now...most likely Christmas shopping, decorating, baking, working, all the "stuff" that goes along with the Merry Christmas season. Whatever you do, take time to enjoy the close encounters with God's world around you! There's always something (or someone!) out there to take your breath away, if you just take a moment to notice!
Have a blessed and happy week!