Never Ask by Pamela Phelps

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“The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion the horse, how he shall take his prey.”
~William Blake

Never ask..this was created from a dream of huge apples on a tree which the birds were throwing at the bear! The dream occurred AFTER I had been awakened at 1:30 this morning to the bear breaking down the feeding station for the birds and getting on the front porch. I yelled at the bear…he yelled back, I jumped up and down and he just sniffed my scent (probably thinking I was totally insane on the front porch acting this way!) I finally threw a few stones at his feet (which are on the porch at all times for this occasion) and he decided to huff out of here and be on his way! What a night!

Dreamscape composed in Photoshop using many layers, adjustments, effects, textures, and filters.

Original image background of a barren tree photographed in Wallkill, New York, USA. Two original textures created from photos of burnt ground.

Apples courtesy of Aimee-Valentine of DeviantArt
Blackbirds courtesy of Jinxmim of DeviantArt
1 Texture courtesy of Skeletalmess of Flickr

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 3 years ago

    That’s one hell of a night. LOL Awesome post!!!

  • Thanks JR! Bear offers me so much wisdom in one way or another!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    omg Pamela! How frightening for you. I like this image. What a dream. lol

  • No, no, no…not frightening, Bear is a wise old friend who spends much time here on the property…he just caught me off guard and had liberty to wreck the place with my feeding all the creatures here. I was more concerned I would have to replace feeders and screens again! Lots of work for me.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 3 years ago

    I love the story behind the image too Pamela, unreal!
    Sandra x

  • Thanks so much, one of many I am sure that will come out this season!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 3 years ago

    Neat! I like the the birds and the two fruits in the foreground.

  • Thank you much Sheryl!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • vette
    vettealmost 3 years ago

    Do bears often visit you in the middle of the night Pamela??? I wish I had been there to see your antics, maybe even video tape it :o) Awesome image as always. Love the colors, textures and those little birds waiting to do their duty. Gees, you are good at what you do. Susan

  • Susan, they come here all day and through the night! Cook some chicken here and the look in the windows hoping for a handout! They are my friends, but now that they have come out of hibernation things will have to change again…like watching the dogs more carefully and not leaving feed out at night for the other critters! Glad you liked this…thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Great image and great story to go with it. Excellent Sis

  • Thanks my friend. A new season begins!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    LOL – what a story Pam, you have no idea how “exotic” it is to a city girl like me.
    I’m so impressed with you I think I would have p… my panties.
    Glad you got this lovely picture out of it. ☺

  • Thanks so much…he is really quite harmless unless food becomes scarce here for them. Right now he is just letting me know he is home for the season! Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 3 years ago

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    Excellent Image/! 04/09/2012

  • Thank you so much Deborah, a lovely honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • miroslava
    miroslavaalmost 3 years ago

    lovely work !!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

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