Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Tale of Two Squirrels

This is the tale of two squirrels. One little squirrel liked to sit in the bright sunshine and search for cracked corn in the green grass. He searched fervently until he had some morsels between his little paws and gave the thumbs up sign to his playmate.
His little playmate prefers to lay flat out in the nearby shade.
 Mr. Bright Eyes paused often to pose for the camera lady.
Not feeling threatened he continuesd to search for morsels. Flatty just laid in the shade.
(remember you can click on the pics for even larger images)
Linking to Camera Critters and Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

*Note: You may have been surprised when you opened my blog today. I've decided after almost five years that it's time to redecorate. There is still some housekeeping to do. In the meantime I hope you enjoy the larger photo format.

38 comments:

Colin said...

Very cute, new blog good.
Colin

eileeninmd said...

Hi Carletta, love your cute squirrel post. And the new format and larger photos is great. How were able to make the photos larger? Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

Dimple said...

Great story. The last shot is really good!

Like the update, too.

Linda said...

Nice new format - and love the squirrels!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love squirrels and these two are just adorable. They have such cute little personalities. Great shots.

TexWisGirl said...

such photo-cooperative subjects. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the new look of your blog. It's a lot of work but fun to do.

Cute squirrels!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely story and great pics.

Pat said...

Cute little squirrels!
I like your new look.

Kelly said...

I like the first and the last photos best - but all are great shots!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Sounds like the beginnings of a children's book!

The blog looks great & I love the larger pics, very nice! =)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....not only excellent images, but seriously---you could write children's books and publish them. I'd buy 'em.

My post today...link: BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely shots of the squirrels!

Laura said...

adorable!

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta, I like the new look! Very, very nice!

And the squirrel tales are cute, too.

Cassie said...

Such sweet Shadow Shots! You did some terrific captures. Happy SSS.

Sylvia K said...

Delightful shadow shots, Carletta, and I love that little guy! So cute! Terrific new look to your blog! I changed to larger photo format, too, some time ago and I think it's great! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The new format is very nice - in look and navigation. A great redesign! I like squirrels, these guys just cute enough to demand to be captured...I like that pair that straddle the light and shade - perhaps symbolic of the yin and yang of life itself. Cute and artistic!

Joan said...

A fun story indeed! So cute they are.
I love the "forever in blue jeans".
:)

heyBJK said...

Tree rats are so funny! I love it when they sprawl out! Fun shots! Your blog looks great, Carletta! Five years? I do good to go five months before I get bored with mine.

chubskulit said...

Ahahah such a funny tale, the boyfriend seems to be very caring hehehe.

Birds of the same Feather..., have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Love this post Carletta, and love your new look.

Mama Zen said...

They are so cute!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The new photo size gives extra depth to your images! Love it! And those little squirrels are so adorable! Enjoyed your captions!

George said...

I like your new format as well as the tale of two squirrels. We have several here that we would be happy to send to you if yours get lonely.

Carole M. said...

lovely photographs and I enjoy how far they can stretch

Red said...

These little guys can put a show on at any time. Good story.
Nice new format but I can't get the whole thing on my monitor??

Colin (HB) said...

Hi Carletta
Well curiousity got the best of me, it always does.
Squirrels were introduced into Australia - the American Grey Squirrel. Into the Melbourne and Perth areas in early settlement here. They apparently never adapted and are now extinct, fodder for big "Joe Blakes", feral pigs or dingoes??, except for those in zoos. However, I am sure, I have seen them running wild at Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney,last visited in the early 1960's running all over the place.
Hopefully some Aussie viewer might have a better update? C'mon!!!!
There are certainly no squirrels in Brisbane.
Anyhow I think they look cute, even if not appreciated in the gardens of my friends place in TN!
They obviously are a bit of a pest - ha ha!
Cheers
Colin

VaishVijay said...

So sweet, I've always thought that squirrels are busy creatures and never expected them relax, let alone lay flat!

Betty Roan said...

Fun!

chubskulit said...

Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Come see the Flag in the Wood shadow. Have a blessed Sunday!

NatureFootstep said...

nice little story. :) And your layout looks good. :)

John McElveen said...

Carletta-- 5 Stars all the way around! From Layout to Story to Furry pics! Perfection!!!!

Blessings,

John

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

They didn't run away from you? I'm impressed!

“Shadowed Is My Way”

Kathy said...

My 91-year-old mother hates these guys because they steal food from the bird feeders, but I think they're adorable and smart. And they are sooooo entertaining! So I say let 'em steal whatever they want.

Jenn Jilks said...

BTW I love your header!
I grew up in Toronto, ON, Canada, but spent summers by the lake. Glad to live in the country now!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Ann said...

flatty is on a diet? I have not seen a skinny squirrel, not that I have seen many, there are none here in New Zealand.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

It must be squirrel week on blogger! I personally can't get enough of these little critters, they can be so entertaining with their comical antics. Cute little story and squirrels.