Wednesday, April 22, 2020

FROM THE ARCHIVES...A LITTLE DIPLOMACY GOES A LONG WAY


On these days of sheltering in place, I am enjoying going through old posts.  This one is from a very hot day in July 2013.  And so we begin.


Yes I am still feeding them. The squirrels are delighted, though I haven't bought any peanuts for a while, just sunflower seeds. There is a bit of a mess outside on the deck right now.

This little one seemed a bit out of sorts that day.



Oh dear!



















And diplomacy too. Look at his tail Mr. Chipmunk, isn't it a fine looking tail?

He's thinking about it.




Now here's a case of the pot calling the kettle black. It never fails after eating a healthy helping of seeds, for the squirrels to collapse on the deck rail in such a pose as this. But then don't we all sometimes feel the need to nap after a bigger than normal meal?
And let's not forget to put out a cool, fresh dish of water outside for our furry and feathered friends. They need it at all times, but especially in very hot weather. 

And as I remember how hot it was that day, I could do with a little bit more heat.  Won't be long now.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week.



36 comments:

  1. What a cute post, and I love, love, love that last picture of the squirrel passed out on the deck rail.

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    1. Happy you enjoyed and thank you. Those squirrels really do entertain me :)

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  2. I wonder who had more fun...them with the sunflower seeds or you with your imagination! It is a fun post.

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    1. You make a solid point Rose ;) Maybe a bit of both! Thank you!

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  3. Oh my gosh! This is beyond cute! He is adorable!

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    1. I thought so too Ginny, love my squirrel and chipmunks. I'll be giving them names next :)

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  4. I've been going through my archives also. This was too cute.
    Searching

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    1. Thank you vesseys, there will be a lot more archival posts, for a while at least :)

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  5. This truly brought a big smile to my face.You did a terrific job!
    Great photos and adorable critters that tell a great "tail"...so cute!!!
    Have a great evening ☕ Jan

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    1. Hello JFM and thank you, glad you enjoyed m post. I hope you had a great evening too and enjoy your day :)

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    1. Thank you Christine, happy you had fun reading this :)

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  7. Huge smiles.
    Thank you. I needed this today.

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    1. Great, thanks EC and so glad this brought a smile :)

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  8. Hello Denise.
    This was a very funny post full of imagination and good humor.
    I hope that the charming squirrel, has recovered the hair of the tail.
    Good weekend.
    Manuel

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    1. Dear Manuel, I haven't seen him around here for a while but I hope so :) Have a great weekend :)

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  9. So good I read it twice.... seriously, Congratulations on your ability to entertain.

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  10. You showed beautifully the animal element in his daily activities very nice pictures, best regards.

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  11. Hello, cute photos and captions! What a fun post. Take care, wishing you a happy day!

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    1. Hello Eileen, thank you and I wish for you the same :)

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  12. we put water out for lizards and squirrels/birds. this post is so sweet and funny to and i have never seen a squirrel like that precious striped one.. i missed this post from the past and glad you shared it...

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    1. Thanks Sandra, so glad you enjoyed my comical critters :) Also love your critters.

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  13. What a great post, it certainly made me smile :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, so glad and all the best to you too :)

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  14. Hi Denise,
    Certainly put a smile on my face, something we all need at the moment, Super series of images of the Chipmunk and Squirrel.
    You both stay safe,
    My best wishes.
    John

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    1. Hello John, yes we all need those smiles right now I agree. It's what keeps us going :) Thank you and you too :)

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  15. Loved this, and no I won't forget the water. An enormous crow drinks most of the water and I have to keep refilling the birdbath. Good fun!

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    1. That's great, I love crows too! Thank you Valerie :)

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  16. Since I didn't remember this post, Denise, it was a first time for myself as well. Thanks for sharing some mid-week humor and I especially liked those captions!

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    1. Hi Dorothy, good to know. You are very welcome, glad you enjoyed :)

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  17. Cute post! Thanks for the chuckles.

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    1. You are very welcome Linda, happy you enjoyed :)

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