Friday, December 14, 2012

Designing Squirrels

I was taking photos of some holiday displays near the marina when I heard a scuffle going on.

In a corner of the main square I saw strands of lights moving and pieces of a nearby tree falling into a basement window well.

On a bed of Halloween and Thanksgiving scraps this holiday minded sweetie was decorating for the latest round of celebrations.





I'm going back right before New Years to see if he's got hats and noise makers.

I called the Garden Club who maintains the display and they told me the owner of the building knows the squirrels are there and has even made sure the heating vent is clear so they have warmth. Seems they do this every year and usually move back into the park once the foot traffic slows down and their food supply from messy kids dries up. Members of the club and people from the animal control center check up on them.


25 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

He's adorable! I'd party with him. :)

~JarieLyn~ said...

I'd party with him too.

Hilary said...

Awwww that's adorable. What a good catch, Di.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I'd party with this one, too! What fun shots! I love them! Hope all of you have a great weekend!

Daryl said...

that the powers that be in that area are aware and helping those critters makes my heart swell .. i worry about all outdoor critters when it gets cold and food is scarce

Chubskulit Rose said...

He is so cute! Visiting late from Ruby Tuesday.

Hope you can also leave me a message at my RUBY post
Thanks!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute!

EG CameraGirl said...

Kudos to those who appreciate squirrels even though they are sometimes quite naughty. :)

Mary said...

Oh my! I love these photo's! I can never get close enough to our squirrels.

Kathy said...

Cute! He's two-toned - brown and gray!

Rambling Woods said...

Love this...

Marg said...

What great pictures and how super of the Garden Club to kind of look after their needs. Love their decorations. Hope they do get some hats for New Years. Too funny.

Malyss said...

Haha;I liked to observe them when I was in London. They are cute and funny.Here we have only a few of them, and they hide in trees.

eileeninmd said...

Cute critter, he looks like a partier! Great shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A happy post...it's nice to know about cute critters and good people.

Petula Wright said...

Oh my, I haven't been by in so long! Your photos are so gorgeous... Funny little squirrel.

Santa puddles are creepy... LOL... And every other holiday inflatable puddle.

Love the fences/room with a view.

Leave It To Davis said...

Holiday hats and noise makers! lol Funny post!

Lowell said...

How cool. Most people see squirrels as rats with tails. He's a cutie and I'm glad he's got help making it through the winter.

Carol L McKenna said...

Excellent photography and love how she is creating a holiday nest ~ Happy Holidays to you ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMusedog and Carol ^_^)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely catch, and you look after the little things, ohhh.

bobbybegood1 said...

You do get the goodies. Great post Lady Di. Cheers!!

Kaye said...

Love the b&w photo with the green ornament. Fabulous! My Outdoor/ Wordless Wednesday is HERE

ladyfi said...

What utterly charming shots!

Reb said...

Just adorable! Congrats on POTW!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Squirrels are great little animals they spend hours stealing bird food we had a family in the garden a few years ago the little ones were so cute