Monday, September 27, 2010

Colors on Monday: Black



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Jen at Unglazed is hosting a mini meme, Colors on Monday. This week's color is Black.

I had to do some searching to come up with photos with black in them, but I decided I would post this picture of a black bear that Betsy and I saw as we were stopped at an overlook on Skyline Drive in Virginia. The bear was quite a way below us on the side of the mountain, but I was able to get this picture with my telephoto lens.



About half an hour later traffic on the road came to a halt as a Mama bear with three cubs meandered along the road before crossing it. Betsy was able to snap this picture of the family before they disappeared from view.



But my favorite picture showing the color black is a picture of my Beautiful-Bride-to-Be. This picture was taken about a month before we got married. We had taken my parents to Barren River State Park in Kentucky.

33 comments:

♥Kathy♥ said...

Love that shot of Betsy. That would made me a bit nervous being that close to the mama bear and her cubs.

Mildred said...

Great pictures of the bears and Betsy looks radiant in her picture. Hope you both have a great week.

rainfield61 said...

Hope that you won't mistaken the bear as Betsy or vice versa.

Sandra said...

great job with the black especially the betsy in black

~mel said...

That mamma sure picked a heck of a place to cross the road with her little ones ~ right on a corner like that. LOVE the pic of your beautiful bride in black. Take care ~ and have a wonderful week!

Janet said...

Love your pictures of black today. We used to camp at Barren River when I was a girl. Enjoy your day!

Jen said...

I do believe Betsy has a dress in every color of the rainbow! :D
Thanks for joining in the Color meme George- I really enjoyed all your posts. -Jen

Busy Bee Suz said...

Betsy looks great in ALL colors, doesn't she???
Love those cute bears!

mountain.mama said...

I wondered what you'd post for black. The bears are great but Betsy is magnificent!

SACHIRA said...

In my mind American wilderness and black bears are so interconnected. It must have been really exciting to see that family of bears crossing the road. Cheers.

Ginny said...

I was going to say that black does not suit Betsy's personality at all, in fact, it's just the opposite. But she just looks so cute there, I guess she even outshines black.

Tammie Lee said...

how how fine to see bears!
Betsy is so lovely~

Kim, USA said...

OMG I haven't seen one bear in my life yet and this one is one whole family, this is awesome!! Thanks for the visit!

EG Wow said...

I'm glad the bear was really quite a distance away!

I'm thinking Betsy must be comfortable wearing every colour of the rainbow. :)

Indrani said...

Love the subjects chosen. Great photos.

SusanB-knits said...

Great pictures for today's "black" post. I don't think I'd want to be too close to those bears! Your beautiful bride looks great in any color!

leavesnbloom said...

Great pics this week - I would love the opportunity to witness a big bear with her baby cubs.

Rosie
from Centre of Interest photoblog

Fred Alton said...

Great picture of the bear, George! Love what that telephoto lens can do - but it's no better than its operator.

Margaret said...

As always, great pictures. I'm a little late to the color game today, but got a post in.
I must say that I've seen deer, woodchucks, and salamanders on Skyline Drive. Never bears!!

Susie said...

Hey George, I should have expected to see black bears on your post. Cute pic of Betsy too!

Cassie said...

Love all your black pics George, but the 3 tiny cubs is fab!! Have a great week and kiss Betsy for me.

A Lady's Life said...

These are wonderful shots
Imagine meeting up with a whole family and Mama didn;t care.
Betsy looks very nice as well in black Very happy :)

misslynda said...

Betsy's hairstyle is really cute in that picture.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely 'colors of monday' post again!

Ben said...

I was just thinking about the bear we saw on Skyline Drive last year - but no family attached. It's been fun visiting the spectrum with you all!

Ann said...

LOL, my husband was attracted to my Black outfit too.

Are bears endangered?

SandyCarlson said...

Rock on, bear family!

Reader Wil said...

What a bonus to see those bears! You live in such an interesting country! Your bride-to-be looks very lovely! And happy!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What great photos...

Linnea said...

These are great George. Besty is so cute! So are those baby cubs...I wouldn't want to get too close to them though!

Janie said...

The bears are cute, but Betsy is even cuter!

Ruthi said...

OMG! I don't know what to do if I saw Mama Bear and baby Bears on the road. I would surely forget to take photos. Or maybe not! It's awesome.

KathyA said...

Glad you had the telephoto lens!!

Great photos!