Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Breakfast Surprise

“Breakfast Surprise”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography

As I was preparing my back patio to have my lakeside breakfast, a mama and her 13 ducklings decided to swim by. I quickly ran inside and grabbed my camera.

They meandered along the cove eating along the shoreline. My presence didn’t seem to bother them as I followed them. 

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Location: The Village at Westland Cove in Knoxville, Tennessee

Saturday, April 10, 2021

“Computer Bear” - Update - Mystery Solved!

“Computer Bear” - Update - Mystery Solved!

Judy Royal Glenn Photography

The bear was chewing on a side-view mirror! I used the patent number on it to find out.

For those who didn’t see my previous post, a bear was playing with a mysterious object that I thought was some type of electronics. It was dangerous because the bear was biting on the object and the other side contained glass.

The object was on Laurel Creek Road on a very steep incline. I was standing at the main road when I took the photo.

 Quite a few people asked me if I would retrieve it for the bear’s safety. There were three identical hills that I needed to climb to find the right spot. I couldn’t remember which hill it was. I hiked two different days to find it. Day one—fail.

On the second day, I brought a copy the very zoomed out image on my cellphone so I could identify the trees. I asked the Lord to help me find it. I found the right location and hiked through the tree debris to get to it. Day two—success! 

It took me a long time to comb through the leaves to recover all the shards of glass. The forrest is free of glass so the bears will not get hurt!

All the materials are bagged and will be delivered to the ranger station soon.

The end. 

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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Computer Bear

“Computer Bear”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


While in Cades Cove, spring 2021, a yearling roamed the forest floor giving visitors a delight. Not only was he cute, but he was having the best time playing with something as he lay on his back. He was trying to hide what he was doing behind the saplings, but he got caught.


I was uncertain what he was playing with until I was editing the photos and zoomed in. One side of the device was glass, like an iPad screen, the backside clearly showed the workings of some type of computer. A barcode could even be seen on a white sticker.


COVID even has the bears doing remote learning.

Maybe he was practicing his ABCs. Do you know what it is?


 Being concerned for the bears safety, I have tried to retrieve it. I have searched the woods once and will try again. If find it, I will take it to the ranger station. It’s hard to find a small object in the big forrest.

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Location: Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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