Bears Can Climb Trees
Did you know that some bears can climb trees with exceptional speed and agility?
However, this is February 6th, and you know what that means.
I had this nice little tree-climbing photo for you, and I was going to post it, all safe and sound, when I thought--when was the last time I climbed a tree? My little siblings and cousins often seem to be found in trees, but for some reason, we adults rarely seem to make it off the ground. So I went out and attempted to climb an old cherry tree in my backyard. And I discovered why adults don't usually climb trees: it's hard! I didn't make it too far up the tree, but I definitely burned off some spare energy merely making it to the first big branch, which is about the same height as my neck. (Maybe another reason: adults have less spare energy? And another: we have a better grasp on how hard the ground really is?)
I needed a little exercise anyway, and the tree-climbing adventure was way more fun than my Pilates DVD. But maybe next time I want to go tree-climbing I'll bring a ladder with me. Because that's a point in favor of being an adult: you know where the ladders are stored AND you won't get in trouble for using them.
Because if a bear can do it, so can you and I. (Wait? How is that logical? Bears hibernate in caves and catch raw fish with their mouths while standing in cold rivers...they're bears. We're humans. Why don't they teach logic in schools these days?)
Ignore logic for the moment. When was the last time you climbed a tree?