Hungry Little Red Squirrel

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© Andrea Petersen
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Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled...
St Luke 6: 21

The red squirrels color tones..
Shone brightly thru' the window,
Absorbing winters grayish fog..
In mid-summer it cuts pine cones
And carries this stash near a log.
Storing it in a cache or burrow
Saving the seeds for tomorrow..
Food source may have run low.
As he seldom comes our way..
Hunger drove him here today.
Poetry by me AJP

We very seldom see this breed of squirrel come to eat on our feeder but as my husband and I were eating breakfast this morning we saw it appear in the fog swishing its red bushy tail ....These little guys are very active and I had to be quick, but careful not to make sudden moves to shoot this picture...Fortunately, because of the fog, I don't think it was too aware of my presence ..on the other hand it was difficult to focus through the window because the lighting was dim..

10 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    You did a good job of capturing this little fellow! We only see brown and gray squirrels here in the Southeast.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    Good one, even with the light and fog! He certainly has a beautiful bushy tail!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    love the red in this!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    A terrific shot Andrea. We usually get the gray squirrels here. This one is so cute.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    Really like your focus on the most intriguing element - the tail!

  • brenda burk

    brenda burk gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    too cute

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    This little cute squirrel is very chic in its red winter coat and "scarf"

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Oh so cute and love that red !

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    I love these little guys. That bushy tail really stands out, what a lovely capture!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (8 Feb 2012):

    Love the detail in his tail! What a cutie!

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