I am sure there are some people who do not share my deep, abiding love of squirrels, and while it is difficult for me to comprehend, I do not want anyone to feel left out, so if you don’t like squirrels, watch this video while I wax lyrical about the squirrels I encountered last weekend:
Not all squirrels are equal. Just like humans, some squirrels are positively bursting with charisma, and last weekend on Staten Island I met quite possibly the most charismatic squirrel ever. To sidetrack briefly, I read somewhere that in order to take a good photograph of an animal you should try to get inside the head of the animal. Or maybe I made that up. Anyway, here’s a picture I took of what a tree must look like to a squirrel:
Now I hate to play favourites, so before I show you the squirrel who stole my heart, let me show you a couple of photos of other squirrels I captured in action that day:
Terribly cute, I’m sure you’ll agree, unless you’re still busy watching the video above. But then I looked up and saw Mr Charisma.
If you’re still in the mood for more squirrel-related entertainment after all those pictures, I recommend checking out the now famous crasher squirrel here.
10 thoughts on “Nuts about squirrels”
These are just fabulous photos and your commentary was wonderful. I adore squirrels, and I live in a place now without many of them at all. I HATE THAT! 🙂 Thank you so much for this post. It was delightful.:) And the photos. Wonderful. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it, Katie, I had a lot of fun taking those photos, squirrels are just the funniest creatures to watch. xxx
Love the photos and your captions! I am seeing more and more as I now have four walnut trees producing nuts! Also a Pin Oak tree with many acorns. Loving it.
Thanks Rose, glad you enjoyed. They are the most hilarious little creatures, aren’t they? Good luck getting to your walnuts before they do 🙂
I so enjoyed looking through your colorful nature photos, especially all those inviting paths and archways. But the shots of this squirrel are just fabulous! You captured such quirky expressions–and so close up. His coloring in the sunlight screams autumn.
Squirrels have the funniest range of expressions; they make me laugh really hard, which I hope comes through a bit in my photos. Speaking of photos, I love your banner photo on your blog, very enigmatic! I just read your Hallowe’en post and think you might enjoy my Hallowe’en post on my travel blog, here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://wheresmybackpack.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/5-ingredients-for-a-proper-irish-halloween/
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
Laughing out loud at “Mr. Charisma”!
Hee hee, so was I, but I was standing alone in the middle of a park looking like a dork to passersby. 🙂
“Not all squirrels are equal” – then you set out to prove it. Very charming post. I’m impressed your shots are sooooo good…do you pay the squirrels to pose? Amazing
Ahh, you’ve unearthed my secret, but it’s not an expensive habit, these squirrels will work for peanuts. Or any kind of nuts. 🙂