October's Wonder

Every month, I show the photos I used in my family's calendar for this year. You can find previous photos and a link to the text they illustrate here.

I'm not a big fan of scary movies. I am a huge fan of wonder. Also awe. And I found three illustrations of those emotions for this month's calendar page.

And by the way, this last one? It's a bear. Playing with a garden hose, right out here on our septic field. She first stopped by the side door to the house, where she left a nose print. The door was locked, or else she might have had a close encounter of the sisterly kind with my own sister, who was working in room just inside the door.

Wonder. Awe. And also a little awww. Though not much. That's a bear, after all.