The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chickaree, Douglas Squirrel, Pine Squirrel...

...these little guys have a lot of names.  They are smaller than our grey squirrel, much cuter and probably no less annoying raiding bird feeders if there were any available in their territory.

But since they weren't in my backyard I was able to enjoy watching them.

Fast, zippy little fellows they were chattering noisily as I entered their space.  

 Thinking I was hearing a new bird to me, I searched all over until I finally realized it was these little buggers making all that racket.

There's not much meat on them bones so I left them alone.  Sinbad would have fun with one of them but I doubt he'd know what to do.  Poor little guy, been an indoor cat all his life and never had a mother to teach him how to hunt.


  1. Yes very lovely little animals.

  2. They look very clever andd have such big eyes!

  3. They are so cute.... lovely shots John.

  4. Kinda cute little guy. They do make a bunch of noise, though.

  5. Wonderful shots. I love squirrels.


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