Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A bear I would like to have taken home with me.


 I cropped this bear image from a picture of a throw rug hanging up on a wall.  It was taken in Yellowstone in a lodge gift shop near Old Faithful last September.  I enjoyed giving it the sepia look but wasn't sure which one I preferred, color or sepia?  What would be your choice?


Below is the original picture.  Now what I would really have liked would have been to bring that throw rug back home with me. Well, maybe next time!


34 comments:

William Kendall said...

From my point of view the full colour one works best... but the sepia is nice!

Elephant's Child said...

I think I like the colour version best, and yes I would happily find a home for it here too.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Colour, definitely. The little flashes of red bring the picture to life. But then I nearly always like colour best.

Bill Nicholls said...

Wow that is an imressive rug

Don Wood said...

I like the coloured one best, when I first saw the police I thought it was a stained glass window, can you imagine it with the Sun shining though it? XX Don

diane b said...

It is a gorgeous rug and I like it in colour best.

Sweepy said...

That bear looks like my old brother Bogart! If I see him I would bring him home too!

Valerie said...

The bear rug picture gave your blog an interesting appearance. It made me want to study the rug in detail.... which I did. Not sure which I prefer out of the two versions, but the coloured one grabbed my attention faster so I guess that's the one.

Mimsie said...

That is so beautiful and this time I prefer the coloured version.
Bears are so beautiful, big or small. That is one lovely throw rug.

Jane and Chris said...

It's a fabulous wall hanging..it would feel right at home here too.
Jane x

Adam said...

I like the color

TexWisGirl said...

it's a beauty! color.

Betsy Adams said...

Yes, I agree. That is one bear we all would love to take home with us.

Have a great day. We are busy working in the yard. After the weeding, we are now mulching... Oh how I love spring.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

I like them both, but the one in colour is my fave.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the color version and really admire how you have mastered the art of cropping!

Linda@arichtapestry said...

A beautiful rug and I like the colours of the pattern which I expect is traditional.I also meant to say that I liked your last header which must have been a piece of native art work.

Cloudia said...

Niiiiiice!



Aloha

Marie said...

Gorgeous rug! I love the color version of the photo. Maybe you will have a chance to get it next time!

SweetMarie said...

I can see why you would want to take it home. :) I think I prefer the one in color. :)
Hope your day is great!

Em Parkinson said...

I'll have it too please! Gorgeous.

Ranita Sinha said...

I think the original colour is very nice..and the bear is so adorable..

Gail Dixon said...

Put me in the color group. :) I'm glad you also gave us the full view with part of the room. It really is a beautiful rug!

Kay said...

that is a beautiful rug.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, it is a pretty throw. I like the color the best. Have a happy week!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

My preference is for the sepia, Denise, but I would not have wanted to take the rug home...now maybe a nice bearskin one.c.

Willow said...

Gorgeous bear rug !

Penelope Puddlisms said...

A nice conversation piece for anyone's home. :) I definitely like the colorful version of the bear. The entire wall hanging looks wonderful in the shop.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I don't much like the sepia look on anything. The colorful shot (original) is best. Probably an Indian motif. I am nuts about American Indian art, and have been since I was a kid and visited Indian reservations with my dad. (Who was an Eagle Scout). Dad had a collection of what we called 'arrowheads' in those days. Archeologists call them 'projectile points.' He collected them throughout his youth spent in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is home to many different tribes. Second largest population of Indians in the US. Arizona (Navahos and other tribes) is the largest.

Tanya Breese said...

i like the color version best!

SeagullSuzie said...

Colour version looks best.

ladyfi said...

What a great rug. How could you 'bear' to part with it? ;-)

gigihawaii said...

I prefer the color version over the sepia. You love bears, as evidenced by your trove of teddy bears!!!

Patty said...

Both are nice, but I like the colored photo the best.

Rhodesia said...

That is gorgeous, definitely the colour one though. Diane