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

 

Higher ground

Reelfoot Lake and the Mississippi River were at flood stage this past weekend.  This had some of the little critters scrambling for a dry spot on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Tho some may dwell where these abound,
my pray’r, my aim, is higher ground.

~Johnson Oatman, Jr.