|RAIN, SNOW, FOG|
|RUGOSA ROSE HIPS|
One of the Coastguard guys that lives on N 2nd St on the edge of town reported a mama bear guarding her three cubs that had climbed a tree in the yard. She stood on her hind legs, growled and barred her teeth at him as be beat a hasty retreat back to the house. I still haven't seen tracks or scat in our neighborhood.
The rugosa rose, Rosa rugosa, is an introduced species that escapes to fence rows and field edges. Its rose hips are bright red in the snow.