Busy squirrels

I wish I had a dollar for every pecan tree seedling that I have pulled out of the flower pots in my backyard.  The squirrels have a habit of bringing pecans from other people’s yards and burying them in the pots on our deck in the fall.  Then in the spring, when the squirrels fail to retrieve them, the nuts sprout and grow.  Our backyard is too small to support pecan trees, but I’m pretty sure that we would have a whole grove by now if we had planted them all.

“Millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who plant nuts, then forget where they hid them.  Do good and forget.  It’ll grow some day.”  ~Anonymous

Checking to see if the coast is clear

We startled this little squirrel as it was searching for food at the base of a tree in a state park.  It frantically scampered up the tree trunk and hid on the other side.  As we continued walking, I looked back and caught it peeking out to see if the coast was all clear.

“When I die of heart failure the next time you frighten me like that, you can put that on my gravestone — ‘I didn’t mean to startle her.'”  ~Patricia Briggs

Curiosity

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I was watching this squirrel scamper about in a pine tree, when suddenly he stopped and turned to look at me.  I guess that we were both a little curious.

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.”  ~Dorothy Parker

Best foot forward

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Some squirrels don’t like having their photo taken.  I liked this little squirrel’s attitude.  He decided that if he was going to have his picture taken, he was going to put his best foot forward and show his good side.

“Work hard, love what you do, put your best foot forward and never forget the kid in you.”  ~Derek Jeter

Eastern Gray Squirrel

With all the noisy distractions going on in the world right now, sometimes it’s nice just to retreat to a quiet bench in my backyard to watch the goings-on of the gray squirrel family.

“My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile.”  ~Dan Aykroyd

Photobombed by a squirrel

Recently, while out for a walk, I spotted a rabbit sitting quietly in some grass.  I was in the process of taking a few photos of the bunny, when a gray squirrel unexpectedly came bounding into view.  I guess he was interested in having his picture taken too.  🙂

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”  ~Marc Riboud