Saturday, January 24, 2015

Squirrel Critter . . .

Watching from the kitchen window I witnessed this
Black Squirrel
pondering how to get food out of the feeder.
(the ground was laden with sunflower seeds, peanuts and such)
(sometimes we only want what we want when we want it)
(if you know what I mean)
how the squirrels shimmy up that pole is beyond me
 the cloudy spot near the tail is a dirty window spot
(really some bird feathers from a bird hitting the window)
this is the famous feeder which almost took my finger off a few years ago  
persistent indeed  . . .scratch marks where they have tried to remove the lid
if he had looked down a bit he would have seen his food 
deciding what to do next 
giving up 
down the pole he went
he stayed busy under the feeder though
Linking up with
join in on the fun
Painting Pictures Next
Until then,
Love, Lynne


eileeninmd said...

Silly squirrel, all that hard work for nothing... Cute series, Lynne! We only have gray squirrels here.. Looks like you have a lot of snow there, it is snowing here again today.. Just a bit on the ground so far.. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

so darn cute they are!!!

Missy George said...

I don't know what I'd do without my kitchen window..Glad you have one too..

Deanna said...

Don'tcha just love their persistence. We have mostly red/brown squirrels here, and grey once in awhile. Hope your year is going great!!

Gail said...

We have fox and grey squirrels but no black ones. All seem to be equally curious and smart.

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice series of squirrel shots, Lynne. They are pretty agile critters. We see them walking across the streets here on the power lines! Sometimes they get zapped and cause a power outage too.

Beate said...

Awww, so cute! I'm happy it found the food like right in front of its nose on the ground. How do they walk up and down that pole so easily? Amazing :)
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

PlantPostings said...

Squirrels are entertaining, aren't they? What a cute post!

Liz said...

My parents love watching the antics of those squirrels! I bought my dad a swing for his squirrels this past Christmas. They sure make for hours of entertainment!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Squirrels are funny creatures. They can also do a lot of damage if they get into an attic. I bought a house once that had squirrels in the attic. What a mess and I had to hire a professional to get them out. argh.

Rose said...

These photos sure do tell the story! They are persistent creatures.

bettyl-NZ said...

What great entertainment and just out the window!

Margaret Adamson said...

I feel sorry for him in all that very cold weather and all he wants is something to eat!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

they sure are determined little critters! they're fun to watch. BLACK ones, eh?? cool! we have grey ones & the bigger Fox squirrels here in FL. did you know that a few days ago was Squirrel Appreciation Day? this would be a perfect post!
GREAT shots!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

They are resourceful and persistent little critters! =) blessings ~ tanna

Michelle said...

I think it's a good thing that they are so cute :)

Marie said...

Such a cute post! Love the black squirrel with the snowy surroundings. It is amazing how he gets up and down the pole!