The Last Frontier


Eric Kanigan, June 28-29, 2019, Seward, Alaska.  Eric Kanigan Photography

T.G.I.F.: Where’s Goldilocks?


Ursula Dubrick (Melbourne, FL) with “Three Little Bears” via Newthom

It’s been a long day


How strong they could want something and how dissatisfied they were with having.

Why was having never enough?

And why did wanting always feel so real?

~ Catherine Lacey, from “The Answers: A Novel” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, June 6, 2017)
 


Notes:

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Polar bear Wolodja takes a nap in its enclosure at the Berlin Tierpark zoo in Germany.

Rest Wolodja, rest.

 


Source: The Washington Post, (Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP; Jan. 8, 2017)

T.G.I.F.: Snow Day!

Do NOT quit before the finish…


Thank you Susan

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

Impossible. Impossible not to smile here…

 

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: Media Bakery.com – Captive Adult Brown Bear Rests On A Log At The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, South-central Alaska. (Thank you Rob at The Hammock Papers)

 

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week


Source: Gifak.net

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Day in the life of a leader…


Source: gifak (administering medicine to Panda)

Monday Morning Meditation: Swim along…

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Good news: Our friend Mr. Polar Bear is taking us on a soothing, rhythmic swim in the frosty arctic waters.


Less good news (and defeats the entire zen purpose of this post: Climate change is pulling the sea ice out from under polar bears’ feet, forcing them to swim longer distances to find food and habitat. Long-distance swimming puts polar bears at risk of drowning due to fatigue or rough seas.)


Source: Biomorphosis via Carol @ Radiating Blossom. (Thank you Carol)

 

What’s he thinkin’?

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Source: Teddy Blue by Marko Mastosaari via Steps on My Sunlight Floor

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: themetapicture.com (bear cub’s first clam)

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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(Note to Self: I know what the outcome is. How many times can I watch this?)


Source: gifak-net.tumblr.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Not yet…

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Image Credit


T.G.I.F.

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Image Credit

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Blahhhh

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Malayan Sun Bear Image Credit


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: You up yet?

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“The pictures were taken by veteran nature photographer Steven Kazlowski.  The images were taken in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, along the Arctic Coast of Alaska.  There are currently around 20,000 wild bears living in the Arctic Circle.  That number could be cut by two thirds by mid century if the Arctic continues to warm due to climate change.  In 2008, the US government declared polar bears an endangered species and banned all American hunters from returning from Canada with their trophies.  Norway is the only country that has banned all hunting for the species, with Russia, Alaska and Greenland allowing native communities to hunt the bears as a food source.”

DON’T MISS Kazlowski’s other incredible pictures of the polar bears here.


Quote & Image Source: Dailymail.co.uk

Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration: Let’s Run!

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A baby polar bear learns how to walk…


Source: 9gag.com

T.G.I.F.: It’s True! I’m starting my diet today.

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