Lonely Eastern Chipmunk

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© Andrea Petersen
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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.
Hebrews 13: 2

This sweet chipmunk must have felt lonely today because she allowed me to get right up next to her outside to take her picture. and believe me that normally does not happen. They are usually very nervous and skittish creatures...Most of my pictures of chipmunks have been through a window...She was a cutie and she was not afraid of the camera. She was listening to me speak to her when I shot this image and she had been filling her cheek pouches with sunflower seeds as you can see.

There are many of us at JPG who are missing the members in the community that took their site down. They were not only friends, but they put their whole heart and soul into their work. I wish them all my blessings... This page is dedicated to these fine people..... We all feel a sense of loss and it seems different without them...

JPG holds many fond memories for me when I signed up as a member... It was a close knit community and we shared a lot of laughter with our love for photography, plus we learned from each other...That is a rare commodity to find in a site this size and I wish there would not have been division that caused some to leave but that there would instead be more of a vision for peace and harmony in the world...This is what our photography needs to embrace...

Update: 12/10/ 2015: Over 5 years have gone by since I wrote my piece above where I got a little
long winded but I still believe in the vision for peace and harmony in the world....

21 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (19 May 2010):

    Thats because it is different, and we don't have to like the changes that are here. But I do like this shot...wish I could get this close to the little one that lives around here. I named him Smokey.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 May 2010):

    Thank you Betty.. It is almost like a ghost town but I do feel the presence

    of these members and all the good memories that will forever be

    remembered...They should still be here and I feel there is a noticeable

    void without them.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (19 May 2010):

    That fella is so full - his eyes are about to pop out!!! To cute.

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (19 May 2010):

    Haha oh man this photo is amazing! Absolutely amazing! Looks like he just had his wisdom teeth taken out hehe

  • Liz Bennefeld

    Liz Bennefeld (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2010):

    Marvelous photo! Love the stuffed cheek pouches!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 May 2010):

    hey, he is lonely but fully fed. look at the chubby cheeks!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (20 May 2010):

    Such a beautiful and perfect sentiment. I too am "grieving" over the loss of our JPG friends...kind of like a death in the family ! Your little chipmunk sure is a real chubby fellow...my Alvin is very slender.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 May 2010):

    What a simply charming photo well captured Andrea. Unfortunately life moves one.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (20 May 2010):

    Wonderful colours, clarity and lighting! Well done.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 May 2010):

    How sweet this chipmunk is with those puffy cheeks!!! It is sad about JPG. I too feel a loss and I feel in limbo, neither here or somewhere else with my photography now!

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2010):

    How cute, beautiful shot

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (23 May 2010):

    Nice one Andrea, I got such a shock when I logged in and saw what has happened since I have been off line, I am very sad..

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (23 May 2010):

    Forgot to say this is just the cutest shot, glad you are still here..

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (23 May 2010):

    Absolutely adorable shot! I feel pretty down about the destruction of this community too. I haven't been a member that long, but I was starting to meet some really great people, and now they're gone. I also feel very disturbed that some people actually have the nerve to call pornography "art". I'm having an argument with a JPGer who calls himself a Christian, yet he thinks there's nothing wrong with pictures like the one that started all the hoopla here. (http://jpgmag.com/photos/2461662)

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (24 May 2010):

    Such a feel good shot and wonderful tribute, Andrea. Yes, sad over all the dear friends who left JPG, but thankful for the good times we shared and over the number of us who remain. Soon plan to upload a personal post on all of this.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (24 May 2010):

    Thank you everyone...I might be one of the oldest members here and if there is one thing I have learned in this field of work is that we need to be a philosopher as well as a photographer...Life is about making right choices and decisions..We cannot live someone elses life for them but we can set an example of light and insight for peace...and to keep the candle of inspiration burning until God calls us to our eternal home.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2010):

    Love this little fellow. Great photo!

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2010):

    Beautiful dedication Andrea. And what a sweet little guy with touching shine in eyes.

  • Judy Abolafya

    Judy Abolafya (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    indeed. just lovely...

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Dec 2015):

    So cute, great color and masterful expression captured.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (10 Dec 2015):


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