Thursday, March 8, 2012

Backyard siesta

As many of you know, I capture a lot of my bird photos through my office window.  Lately though, I've been noticing that my photos just aren't as good.  Probably due to the fact that my windows could use a cleaning.  Ugh!  Might be a weekend chore.

Did you happen to catch that full moon last night?  Pretty awesome.  I thought I'd practice my night photo skills.  Which are way below par.  And of course, by the time I got out to take some pics, it had turned cloudy.  Bummer!  But a number of you shared what I couldn't see.  Loved them!

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With the weather warming up, Rocky Squirrel and all his friends have been quite active in the backyard.  Flirting and chasing and constantly trying to figure out how to bust open my bird feeders.  Fortunately ... they have been unsuccessful!

All that activity can be exhausting as Rocky demonstrated yesterday.  I couldn't figure out why he was just sitting on the branch and not moving.  Very unusual.   

 I watched him for a while and thought perhaps he was sick.

But then he slowly closed his eyes ... 

And took a nap!

He must have stayed there for five minutes or so until he was
so rudely intruded upon by one of his cousins.  Rocky gave him a good chase
and then returned to his napping post.
 Who knew a squirrel could be that still?