Saturday, February 14, 2009

Camera Critters: Walnut Eating Squirrels

Valentine's Day is always associated with the color red so I thought these little red squirrels would be a perfect critter for the day. This little guy was near the top of a walnut tree.
A few branches down this little fellow had his bounty and was trying to hide.
It didn't like me snapping away at him and decided to take his treasure someplace else.
He did find a little more cover but I found him anyway and snapped one more shot before I left him to his treat.
Since it is Valentine's Day I wanted to share a valentine with all of you. It's only appropriate that it be a 'critter' valentine so I'm sharing one from my collection that has a beautifully colored graphic of a butterfly. The handwritten date on the back is 1928.
Today is my birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Yep, I have to celebrate my birthday with EVERYBODY else! :)

Be sure to tell somebody today you love them. Remember love isn't just about Sweethearts. Tell your Mom, your Dad, your best friend, your pet. Everyone needs a little love not just today but everyday.

To all my dear readers, I love you all! It wouldn't be the same without you.
I'll be around to visit everyones critters. It just may be after the champagne and chocolate!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY






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33 comments:

quilly said...

The Walnuts are eating the squirrels! Oh my gosh! Please say it isn't so!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Happy birthday! A Valentine child. ;-)

I can just imagine you chasing the squirrel to take its photo. Your squirrels are so cute!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Adorable pictures, Carletta.
Happy Birthday!!!

i beati said...

nostaligically lovely card and great little guy with a big appetite..sandy

Darla said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Never seen a red squirrel before.

Carolina said...

Happy birthday to you!

You must have a very good lens to make such sharp pictures of this squirrel. Lovely chappy.

JunieRose2005 said...

Happy,Happy Birthday, Carletta! How cool to be a valentine child!! :)

...AND -Happy Valentine's Day too!

Those pictures were cute!!


Hugs))

Junie

Skittles said...

Squirrels are so darn cute and this series of pictures really shows that. :)

Flo said...

What great pictures. You either got pretty close or have a much better lens then I do :)

Mine is up over at Feather, Fur and Fins

John said...

Great set of photos. Happy Valentines`s Day.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Neat shots of the Red Squirrel and the nut.
Happy Birthday my friend.

John said...

Happy birthday too.
My wife also has birthday today February 14th. :)

Lene said...

Hi, Carletta :) Cute squirrels - and me too just love walnuts ;)

I had to visit you when my husbond, John, told me that today is your birthday too. Happy, happy birthday to you - and to me :) I was born on this day in 1970. And happy Valentine to the borth of us too ;)

Birthday hugs from Lene in Norway :)

Rose said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
HAPPY BIRTHDAAAY DEAR CARLETTA!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

I haven't did a post for camera critters or anything but thought I would check yours out....I had forgotten that your birthday was today!

Tink *~*~* said...

I once lived in a place with a black walnut tree near the front door. You would not believe the amount of walnut shell litter I had to wade through to get from the front door to the car! Your squirrels are adorable though.

Tink *~*~*
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Villas Girl said...

A red squirrel for Valentine's Day is very fitting.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day.

Dianne said...

I love the second photo - he's all settled in

Happy Birthday!!!

angel seeker said...

Be my Valentine, Birthday Girl!

G. Crappy said...

Awesome photos and a great post, of course!

Happy Birthday!!

And Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you got double of everything - roses, chocolates, gifts, and lots of love!

Babooshka said...

Squirrels are the critter I miss the most here.

Willard said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on capturing the fine series of squirrel shots.

Becky and Gary said...

Wow, that little squirrel must have a BIG mouth to hang onto that nut!
Happy Birthday to you ! Hope you had a wonderful day, and a very Happy Valentines Day.

Manz said...

Great cc post!

Your folks had one heck of a valentine's day when they had you!! Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a cute and fat one you did fine.
Happy Valentine to you as well

Neal said...

Happy birthday Carletta!!! I know I'm late but I hope you had a great day and have many more.

Paz said...

I love your squirrel shots!

Paz

Misty Dawn said...

Happy Valentine's Day AND Happy Birthday!!! Love your photos of the squirrels!

Denise said...

Such lovely sentiments Carletta, I'm sorry I am one day late wishing you A Happy Birthday. Thank you for sharing your birthday with us, along with so many lovely photographs.

Judy said...

Likely it is just me, but when I was reading the header, i saw it as walnut, eating squirrels. I did not know trees were carnivorous!!

Just read Quilly's comment, and it is not just me.
Thank goodness!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!!! Mine is on Thursday...

Jill said...

I hope you had a great birthday! Our family is filled with Feb. birthdays-mine was Mon. It's a good month!

Jill said...

BTW-I really enjoy squirrels but have never taken pictures of them. These are great!

George said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you. And thanks for a great posting.