Nature waits quietly for us to notice

It seems odd that I have not yet seen a bear this year. There are plenty around, and I know from the state of my bird feeders and trash bins in early spring that at least one bear paid my house a visit during the night, but our paths have yet to cross. 

Last year I saw four of them, including one that ambled down our street at twilight and others that lumbered across various highways and back roads before my approaching car.

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