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Signs of Spring: 2011

squirrel in tree

Buddy Snacking

All the animals are eating everything out there, scurrying around as if they are already late for the season. Even tree branches bounce around in the breeze with renewed flexibility.

I know how they feel. The least ray of sunshine makes me want to dance, add some nice mild spring air and I run off to the woods or the creek or some hilltop somewhere. Of course, I take my camera.

This, however, is from my backyard. It’s Buddy (I call all the squirrels Buddy) way, way up in one of the maple trees snacking on freshly opened maple buds. After a long winter of dried nuts and bird seed, it must taste like the freshest baby salad greens.


Rosy

cardinal in maple tree branches

Rosy

The cardinal and the maple tree buds glow with the red of coming spring color.

The birds all assemble in the tree branches when I appear on the deck in the morning, so they are easy shots with my camera. They begin squawking at me when they realize I’m not filling the feeders right away, but until they get too upset and start hopping around I can capture a few special images.


Squirrel in a Storm

squirrel in tree branches

Squirrel in a Storm

Sleet was blowing sideways in the wind when Fatso the Squirrel decided to run all the way to the top of the maple and eat maple tree leaf buds. Squirrels have very different priorities, but they never cease to be entertaining.


Signs of Spring

squirrel in tree

Buddy Snacking

All the animals are eating everything out there, scurrying around as if they are already late for the season. Even tree branches bounce around in the breeze with renewed flexibility.

I know how they feel. The least ray of sunshine makes me want to dance, add some nice mild spring air and I run off to the woods or the creek or some hilltop somewhere. Of course, I take my camera.

This, however, is from my backyard. It’s Buddy (I call all the squirrels Buddy) way, way up in one of the maple trees snacking on freshly opened maple buds. After a long winter of dried nuts and bird seed, it must taste like the freshest baby salad greens.