Friday, January 25, 2013

A New Friend

The colder temperatures this week have brought out a few critters.  When we put up the squirrel-proof bird feeder I did feel a little bad so it is nice to know the squirrels are enjoying some of the fallen seed.  They also nibble on our pine cones, leaving an 'apple core' behind.

After I snapped the first picture of this little guy I think he sensed I was there.


He perked right up and you can see a tiny seed on the side of his nose.


I now have a new appreciation for the squirrels.  He is so cute - I should give him a name.  Any suggestions?

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

I'm sharing today with ...

Friendship Friday @ Create With Joy
Weekend Blog Party @ Sincerely, Paula
Weekly Top Shot @ The view from right here
Camera Critters @ Bluff Area Daily
I Heart Macro @ Studio Waterstone
Let's Get Social Sunday with Evelyn & Jamie
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Home Party @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Open House Party @ Bernideen's Tea Time

34 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

The birds being helpful and dropping the seed, how nice of them. Go with Squirrly for the name haha

Cynthia said...

Cute pictures.

Cynthia

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hi Donna...I'm so glad you stopped by a few minutes ago to visit with me and showing kindness in leaving a comment. Your squirrel photos [which, by the way I love to watch them] are fantastic. Yes, they do sense us humanoids. From far away too. They know.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps...how 'bout Nuttin' Honey for a name?

Jen said...

Adorable! I love it! ...Nuttin' Honey! :)

Xmasdolly said...

Hi new friend! Thanks for sopping by. We have those little buggers everywhere. Maybe it's because I'm so close to the river not sure, but they are so mischievous
Why when we first moved in they went along the telephone line and jumped on to our home and dug a hole in it to get into our attic and nested. Boy, did that cost us, but yes they are cute. :) Have a great weekend. Now let me see if I can find your followers section and I'll follow you. Hope you did the same when you stopped by. Ciao my new friend. Nice to meet ya!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

That squirrel is so cute--he looks like he's got quite a chubby tummy going on in that second picture (he's not the only one--what happened to my waistline when I hit 40 and beyond??) Have a great weekend!

Terry said...

Call him "dinner." ha ha Just kidding, though I used to have neighbors who said they ate squirrels. Weird, huh?
Anyway, we have a little squirrel with white paws so we call him Mittens. I like "Furr ball." lol
Okay, so I'm not so hot at the naming game! Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

Hugs,

Terry

Loy Cerf said...

Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love the squirrel, with his little be-seeded nose! Happy Friday! (And I think Nuttin' Honey is a cute name too!

Lynne said...

Love those photos. Who don't have squirrels here in Australia so it's fun to see what turns up in other people's yards!

HELENE said...

Hi Donna, I have a love/hate relationship with the squirrels in my garden, I love watching them, but they so much damage! If you are going to give the squirrel a name you definitely must give her a female name since it is a lady squirrel you have pictured in your lovely photos :-)

Shirley said...

Hi Donna,
I have been invaded with squirrel's this past few weeks..Red Tail one's also..I love these two shots as having the tail curled up like this is so awesome..and yes, he know's a picture is being taken..LOL! Maybe name him...Mr.Grey..LOL!

mail4rosey said...

We have acorn trees out front, so they live in our yard too. They are fun to watch. We have chipmunks too, and while they're cute, they make nests in my car and fill the air conditioner box w/nuts. So not kidding. -_-

Happy weekend to you. :)

J said...

We have our own squirrel too, and leave snacks for him because I always feel badly (like you do!) when feeders are designed to keep them out. They get hungry too! Your pictures are very well taken! After I read the above mentioned names from others, I know I can't top those with a name of my own!

Powell River Books said...

Such a cute little guy with a big bushy tail. Sometimes we have a visiting squirrel at our cabin, but I never saw him last year. On the other hand, we didn't put out the regular peanuts either. - Margy

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, he is a cutie. Nice of him to help clean up the mess left my the birds.
Happy Weekend!

Jackie said...

Hi Donna. I love squirrels and you got some very cute shot here.

Anni is right about them sensing you. They are very clever.

But with some nuts...they love pecans...and a lot of patience you can make a semi-pet out of them.

My husband has done it several times. He always names them Buddy.

Thanks for sharing this cute little guy with us. My cats keep all of my squirrels way away now and I rarely get a good shot!

Happy weekend! :-)

Madge Bloom said...

SO cute, what about Chip or Dale? Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #67!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

The squirrel is such a cutie! :)

ladyfi said...

Such sweet shots.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful blog - love your header and background. Thanks of much for visiting mine. That's a great squirrel shot too - they usually move too fast for me to get them on camera. Sid the Squirrel? Sophocles the Squirrel? Filch??? I'm going to be thinking about this all day :O)

Connie B. said...

I can't but love the little guys,too. But we haven't found a squirrel proof feeder, yet. They are quite clever. Love your pics of them.

Saxon @ Lets Drink Coffee, Darling said...

Aww, I love squirrels! What a cutie!
Visiting from the Sunday Social hop, thanks for sharing your squirrel pics!

Saxon
letsdrinkcoffeedarling.blogspot.com

TabbyAnn said...

Such a cute little squirrel!

Tabby

http://www.shoppingwives.com

Laura said...

such sweet and gentle eyes... lovely.

Karen said...

He's a cutie. I have over 15 in my yard, and I've named them all, so I've run out of ideas.

LuAnn Braley said...

Following you all over from the Let's Get Social Sundays hop.

Maybe Bosquo for the squirrel name. I tried to find a boy name that started with "Sq", but that is really, really hard. At least "Bosquo" has the "squ" letter combination in there.

Your site is gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Oh yes, ....he knew you were watching him. I actually thought I saw him smiling at the camera!

gilly said...

Hi Donna - just popped over from Vikki's GYB party to say hello. Your blog is so pretty! Sweet squirrel pics, I think he looks like a Sam Squirrel to me ;-)
Happy Monday,
xx

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a cute little guy!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What great images! Thanks for joining us.

Emily S said...

Ha! That is really cute. I don't think I can ever really appreciate squirrels. One tried to attack me for my bagel I was eating (city squirrels), and I've never been a fan since!

Faith said...

How about Rocky? He is a cutey...nice picture. your new teacups are lovely, and who doesn't love the rose...
I'll be it smells heavenly..

Lee Ann L. said...

I adore squirrels. We don't see many down here. In fact, I haven't seen any since we moved to this new place (back in September).

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