9.10.2013

Busy Busy little Squirrels

Squirrels are very busy

climbing high into the trees
tossing tiny pine cones to the earth
then scurrying to stack them in every little hole they find

a funny thing:
they bring the cones from the trees to the earth
and things they find on earth they take up into the trees

such as this mushroom


finding wild apples on the ground,
see the bit it 'hid' under the rock
pieces as big as it's head

 
hiding apples up up in the trees

a mushroom hidden under this tree

it was gone the next day


even filling the tunnels of ground squirrels!
this squirrel is not a ground squirrel
it is a tree squirrel

The ground squirrels have gone underground already for the year

they are also very busy eating!
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wonderful entertainment!
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22 comments:

  1. Very nice, as ever. Enough said.

    Tomás.

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  2. they're something, aren't they? maybe ants are more industrious than squirrels, but it can't be by much...

    i'm smiling seeing all of the squirrel moments you've captured, tammie... : )

    xoxo

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  3. hello Toma's,
    it is always nice to have you visit, thank you.

    Lynne,

    hello, ants are amazing too. I was like them today, splitting wood and stacking it up... preparing for a different season.

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  4. Ha Tammie,prachtig foto,s van de eekhoorn een mooi beestje in een prachtige natuur
    ook de laatste foto zo lief.

    Ha Tammie, beautiful photo, s of the squirrel a beautiful creature in a beautiful nature
    the last picture so sweet.
    Een groetje Christiene.

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  5. Oh, Tammie, this is reminding me that we must be thinking of winter coming too. Great photos! You really have a story in your images. Funny about them putting earthly food in the trees and visa versa. A fun post! ;>)

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  6. Love it! They ought to be mirrors to us: living in the right moment, anticipating on what has to be done for winter :)
    Thank you, Tammie.

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  7. What a cutie.
    You can tell fall is on the way.
    Squirrels get sooo busy.

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  8. Yes, that beautiful, wonderful photos of this beautiful squirrel!

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  9. Bonjour chère amie,

    Comment avez-vous fait pour réussir de si merveilleuses photos !
    Je suis toujours attendrie en apercevant les écureuils! En ce moment je les entends sauter sur le toit de mon atelier qui est situé à proximité d'un immense chêne.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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  10. ...super awesome squirrel magic! ~ thank yoU! ~ for sharing! ~ blessed be!...(O:

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  11. Wonderful entertainment indeed to see those busy little squirrels at work. I loved reading about all their storing tricks and all the wonderful photography on these nimble and photogenic little characters!

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  12. Beautifully captured Tammie, I 'specially like the first one.

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  13. Busy, busy! A mushroom nearly drooped on my head when I was walking in the woods - the squirrel started scolding me loudly as if it was my fault! Great critter shots, Tammie.

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  14. Despite the physical distance between us, we share what I call "the season of urgency" that arrives with the waning of summer and the entrance of autumn. I see the signs, too, in the behaviors of the squirrels and the bees and the birds and in my own harvesting and preserving.

    Wonderful photographs ~ as always!

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  15. oh, what a delight this post was. your pictures are great. i imagine you have as much fun watching your squirrels as i have watching the two that live across from our house. aren't they adorable creatures? have a great day~

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  16. Amazing and entertaining creatures, aren't they! I've sure heard a lot of cones fall to the earth in the past few weeks!

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  17. Hello, Tammie Lee.

      It is my joy to share your wonderful work.
      And sweet message charms my heart.

      I pray for your happiness and world peace.
      Thank you World-wide LOVE, and your Support.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

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  18. I'll tell you a secret ...
    I've never seen a squirrel, hahaha ... it's true, in my life have I seen one!
    Do not know how to thank you, I find fascinating beings, very naughty, but full of tenderness ...
    Tammie, thanks for these pictures, they are wonderful!
    Save my secret ...

    ;)


    A kiss!

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  19. I love these little guys too. They're bold and beautiful. You got some great shots.

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  20. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  21. I do love your cute squirrel,I would have one here !

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  22. Lovely squirrel photos. How sweet that they bring what they find in the trees down, and take what they find on the earth up!

    We have red squirrels on the Isle of Wight. Previously all the UK squirrels were red, but the American grey squirrel arrived and carries a virus which wipes out the red ones, sadly. The fact of being an island protects our red squirrels, and they are much loved and highly protected.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie