Friday, August 24, 2018

Saturday Sparks Link Party 285

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 285!

I thought I'd start off this weeks party with a couple shots captured from one of our game cameras.

Mama bear is crossing a section of our very long driveway...

...with the sweetest little baby bear in tow.

We may have just missed each other, as I walk this way each morning.

As much as I would have loved to have seen them,  I know it was a blessing that we didn't cross paths.

Have you had a close encounter with wild life?

"If you can reach out and touch and love and be with wildlife, you will forever be changed, and you will want to make the world a better place."

~ Terri Irwin

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 284.

DIY Kid Artwork Display at Health, Home and Heart

I'm Baaaaack With a Big Welcome to our New Lakehouse! at Old Things New

Teamwork Makes the Artwork at Artsy Vava

Teepee Joy at Domestic Deadline

A Picnic in the Country - Floral Friday at Everyday Living

Incredible Iceland Trip Ten Day Adventure, Part 1 at Debbee's Buzz

Old Drawer Flower Box at The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Eton Mess at The Kittchen

Vegan Vegetable Fried Rice - Easy and Budget-Friendly at Home Made Lovely

Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies at Family Cookie Recipes

Lentil Burgers - Quick and Easy at Looney For Food

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Home Decor

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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  1. Suzanne, be careful on your walks, a mama bear with her cub is fearsome. Thank you so much for featuring my Picnic In The Country. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Wow - great bear pictures! We saw a bear near our house last summer but mostly we just see deer. I wasn't happy that the bear was so close to our neighborhood...scary! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

  3. OMG that is sooooo cute! In my country we don't have bears. Actyually we don't have any dangerous wildlife. It's a bit sad actually. But recently there is a lot of commotion and joy because there are 2 wolves and is is a very very long time ago since there was one overhere.

  4. I would prefer not to ever come face to face with a mama bear, watching from a safe distance would be great! LOL Have a wonderful weekend, Suzanne. :)

  5. Thank you so much for the feature! And thanks for hosting every week. I always love your features!

  6. A mama and baby bear on your driveway - scary but awesome too. Thanks Suzanne for your 285th Saturday Sparks. Love the features.

  7. Wauww so cool to see a bear... I'm already happy to see kinds of birds that you don't see much :-)

  8. This morning I'm enjoying coffee on the porch with a view of my little black "cup", my Scottie dog --- that's the wildest thing other than deer I'll see at home! Loved your photos! Also wanted to thank you for sharing my Iceland post. No beers there either, just lots and lots of sheep and horses.

  9. Hello Suzanne! I think you're right; it's better NOT to cross paths with Mama Bear. I still remember a terrible tragedy that happened to a woman runner in Northern California who accidentally ran between a mother bear and her cub ~ made the national news... :( However, from the house or car window, game on!!! :D

    It's been a while since I've stopped over and I wanted to make sure and first say, Thank You for hosting!!! I do enjoy seeing what you and everyone has been up to, especially since we are heading into harvest time and early fall. Really my favorite time of the year with cooler weather coming in and being able to bring out the long sleeved t-shirts and light sweaters for evening walks... Ahhhhh! With that, I've just attempted to work with layers of chalk paint on a little nightstand. Hope you and your readers enjoy this first part, Antiquing with Chalk Paint.

    Have a great weekend!
    Barb :)

  10. Beautiful pics from the porch. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Thank you so much for featuring my artwork! It's my favorite new thing (at the moment). The bears are so beautiful. We have game cameras but usually only see deer and herons. We do get the occasional fox and coyote, but bears are not likely to be seen here. I'd probably be scared to go outside if I saw a bear!

  12. 😱 Suzanne, you are very brave taking a walk on that path! Be safe! Hugs

  13. Thank you so much for hosting. I brought one of our old time favorite back home. I hope you have a great week.

  14. Hi Suzanne! That bear story is amazing! Thank you for hosting and sharing my fireplace!


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