Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions—Homeowner Version: Grrrr....Black Bear in Columbus

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Specialists Minnesota License#90858

bearDaily trips from Ham Lake to Forest Lake are a part of my routine. If I have to travel to the south part of town my options are limited due to the wetlands in the Carlos Avery Nature Preserve which stretches from Anoka to Chisago County.  

My favorite short cut through Columbus, Minnesota is well traveled. County Road 19 or Potomac can shave several minutes off a commute to Forest Lake Senior High by avoiding the stoplights on Broadway. My daily travels take me down this 55 mph road but I often slow down when I pass this wonderful piece of chainsaw art...the black bear and tree.

The first time I saw it, I marveled at the detail in the bear contrasted to the tree he is entwined with. The tree is as smooth as a piece of driftwood. Both figures seem to be carved out of the same tree...but yet they don't. '

At either rate, it is another wonderful example of a uniquely Minnesota roadside distraction!

Other Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions:

Don't be distracted when making important real estate decisions! If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional Realtor, give me a call or visit my website for a FREE Relocation Packet. I specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

Copyright 2008 Teri Eckholm  http://www.terieckholm.com/
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Tracy Santrock
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Snow!!! You still have snow up there?  Snow and bears....wow!!
April 26, 2008 04:19 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Teri, that is a unique wood carving in your area for sure. Did you say it was done by a chainsaw? From a distance it looks very life like.
April 26, 2008 04:25 PM
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Teri Eckholm
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Tracy--My neighbor had a bear on their deck a few years back. I have seen a couple of wild cats and foxes but also rare. Lots of deer around here too. They will come out of the nature preserves in the spring when looking for food. It is not common but they have been seen further into the city too. Most of the bear we see are carved like this one....And the snow was an unwelcome surprise for us as well. It is a much colder than normal spring! No one is too excited to see snow when May is around the corner!

Gary--I am certain this is a chainsaw bear...It is carved. I marvel at it everytime I pass it by!

April 26, 2008 07:24 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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Teri, I can't believe I almost missed an Artful Distraction, I absolutely love your series and all the fantastic art!  SO glad I caught it, they are all incredible.
April 26, 2008 07:48 PM
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Dale Baker
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Howdy Teri

That is a very will done chainsaw art, that is for sure. I also want to thank you for stopping by to visit and commenting on my post.

Have a good one Dale

May 04, 2008 01:57 PM
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