Sunday, December 29, 2013

O' To Be a Squirrel

"If I were a squirrel, this is where I would live."  

Words of my husband....

Last weekend, while we were enjoying the sublime Florida climate at my parent's house, we took a walk at a local nature trail.  



I was hoping to see birds, but it was eerily quiet.  Instead we saw a few squirrels darting around the woods.  




My husband proclaimed the area, "squirrel heaven", and I suppose he was right.  



Food, freedom, and friends reign in the woods.  




"You can't be friends with a squirrel!  A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!"  

Sarah Jessica Parker  


36 comments:

  1. Think your husband had a point. It is lovely!

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  2. Haha I love the last quote. Squirrels are cute when in someone else's hood. They are so destructive here.

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  3. ohhhhh, I LOVE that action shot of him jumping! We fondly call our squirrels around here "tree rats" ;)

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  4. Love squirrels! Like your new banner too.

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  5. Florida squirrels are skinny little things, compared to the plump, much heavier 'cousins' I was used to 'up north'. Our trees are home to many squirrels and the yard full of their scurrying little selves! Great pictures!!

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  6. Hi Michelle. he is very cute. May I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2014 be a great one.

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  7. I am so sorry you didn't see more of the interesting birds down here. Squirrels? Rats! Sarah Jessica Parker is too kind to them.

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  8. I saw my first squirrel in your country I think they are cute but I don't have to live with them but we have had rats in our roof and that's not fun.
    Merle................

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  9. Such a wonderful trail ... And great shots - think that you capture the squirrel as it was in the air!
    I agree with your husband - these squirrels have chosen the best neigborhood ever :-)

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  10. I've always loved the look of squirrels - but there are none in Australia.These look wonderful - love that tail - and a great spot for them.

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  11. lol that is a funny saying....Florida would be a nice place to be if you were a squirrel...

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  12. Great photos! it takes skill to capture them... they move so fast!

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  13. It's amazing how stupid squirrels are when it comes to reacting to cars on the road but they're geniuses when it comes to figuring out how to get food. Nice photos!

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  14. Well, the squirrels do seem to like my place in Florida. Sometimes there's as many as 7 or 8 in the back yard at one time, and we have counted as many as 10 of them. They try to eat us out of house and home. But as long as they'll share with the birds, we'll let 'em stick around.

    Michelle, I absolutely LOVE the four pictures that comprise your header. They convey such a warm, satisfying feeling.

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  15. Great shots..I agree with your husband that squirrels have a good life, I know that the ones living by us sure do. xo

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  16. A squirrel haven for sure -- what fun shots! :)

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  17. The squirrel leaping with a nut in its mouth is a great capture. :)

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  18. The squirrel leaping with a nut in its mouth is a great capture!

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  19. PLEASE, don't get me started on these 'rats in grey coats'. They attack my bird feeders. Bad squirrels!

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  20. These little creatures are fascinating to watch......Great shots! Well....perhaps I should say, Great photos!

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  21. How adorable is that!!!? And what great shots!

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  22. Great shots! I love how he looks like he's flying.

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  23. Looks like squirrel heaven to me. Heck, looks like human heaven as well!

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  24. First - You are a VERY Kind person.

    Then - I really like these photos . . . those squirrels . . they are odd creatures - they'll chew up all kinds of surprising things . . . still, they are funny to watch.

    Happy New Year!!!

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  25. That is a wild picture of the jumping squirrel!

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  26. I quite agree with Sarah Jessica Parker, but the outfit is so much nicer!

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  27. Looks like a happy squirrel for sure! I wish you all the best in 2014!

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  28. ha, i love that sjp quote but i can't agree with it because i adore squirrels! happy new year!!

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  29. fabulous, I love this series and squirrels, and I can't agree with SJP's quote either but I know many who would LOL...

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  30. Nice camera work. Anytime I've seen them they are bold about coming for food whether from humans or trapeze artists at bird feeders.

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