Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sky Watch Friday 5-23

It's Sky Watch Friday and it's your chance to post your Sky pictures and go to Wiggers World to join. I went back to the two trees I photographed in early Spring to see how they were doing. They were doing fine and from a leaf from the tree I was able to determine they are either Yellow or White Birch.
While I was there a Black Squirrel ran up the tree on the right side. I went around the back of the tree and about 30 foot up I was able to capture him looking down at me. I can see him saying "Hey, what is going on Fishing Guy?"
Then to my surprise a friend showed up.
Here is a close-up from the above picture. The Grey and Black Squirrels have set up a family unit.
I hope you enjoyed my extra animal photos. I have found out, don't miss the moment, it may never occur again.


81 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

These squirrels are delightful. I have never seen this variety before. Thanks for the introduction. Your view of the trees is super.

RuneE said...

The last sentence says it all - both for photography and life in general.

Anemone said...

So nice... kissing too...

Lovely weekend to you, with a lot of kissing :-)

ellen b said...

Ha! You're right about missing the moment. There have been times that I've wished I didn't have to wait for my camera to come on :0)
The squirrels are great. wonderful catch. The trees are looking good too. Have a great Memorial Day weekend...

Rose said...

The sky watch picture--gives me the feeling that the air is so crisp and clear. And yes, I like the squirrels. Check out the links in my side bar to see Mama Squirrel that lives near me.

imac said...

Great captures and a super shot.

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful shots. Nice animal taken.

nikkipolani said...

Great photos you've captured! And a pretty sky, too :-)

said...

Well done lovely sky ...but the animal...fantastic opportunity...beautiful

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done... I wonder what the young will be coloured like...
by the way 'don't miss the moment, it may never occur again'. I'll second that.

Daniel J Santos said...

great catch, excellent images.

Quiet Paths said...

Those trees are certainly leafed out now! And the squirrels are a delight. We don't have any here.

Tommy V said...

nice

Voz do meu Coração said...

Pretty pictures, excellent. Congratulations

Jo Castillo said...

Great photos. You are in the moment!

quinttarantino said...

Perfect photos and a fantastic last sentence!

Angie said...

Great photos and I agree totally with your sentiment

Jenty said...

Cute squirrel shots

T.R. said...

Love those squirrels. I read from a blogger today that found a nest with babies in his house. Wild. I also like that song. I'm going to Itunes to check it out. Thanks!

Neal said...

Cute!!!!

Ida said...

Wonderful shots. :)
"Hey, It`s Sky Watch again", he told his friend, i`m sure. ;)
One of the best reasons for blogging is capturing moments like this! :)Seeing life from a beautiful perspective.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful trees, sweet animals and wise words. Who could ask for anything more?

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

beautiful sequence of photos especially the first color with very fine

The Birdlady said...

Amazing! Thanks.

dot said...

Your squirrel shots are so cute! They are such fun little creatures to watch. The trees look so pretty against the white clouds and blue sky.

John said...

Wonderful shots!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh wow, I just adore your squirrel shots. Hehe... cute... perfect shots!

Snap Catch said...

perfect catch for SWF! Hope to see you around in my corner too..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We have black squirrels here in EG too. I did some research and discovered they are actually the same variety as the grey ones! There are albinos too.

Musings said...

I love the squirrels. How adorable.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots. So cute those squirrels are! Love them:) The last one have to be my favorite:)

Have a nice weekend:)

Dulce said...

I love them all: the sky, the tree and the little squirrels. As I live in the city I never saw them close, and it's nice to see them here!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How sweet! Squirrels AND a gorgeous sky!!!

babooshka said...

Squirrels and skywatch. A perfect combination

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow, those are quite some trees! Huge! Love the photos and the squirrels. Thanks for visiting my blog!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Absolutely adorable!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

The squirrels together is a great shot! I wrote about our black squirrels a couple weeks ago.

Sherry said...

Very pretty sky shot, and the squirrels are so cute! :)

Baba said...

Great captures...and very nice animals !!

Shionge said...

Indeed I missed those wonderful times in Canada/USA when squirrels scurrying around in parks..here in SIngapore only people hahahah...

KarenHarveyCox said...

How wonderful, I never saw two different ones together before. These are beautiful captures, and how delightful that you took this last one. Karen

david mcmahon said...

NEVER miss the moment. You're so right.

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for the visit.

You are right, every moment is unique.

Every photo opportunity is unique.

Every choice we make in life is unique.

Troy

chrome3d said...

Great squirrel captures!

Picturing of Life said...

it is lovely shots.

Mine in here Thanks

juliana rw said...

i like the 1st shot, but the animals also cute :D

My SWF in here Thanks

Sunshine4Life said...

beautiful sky pics and animals. :)

Louis la Vache said...

The first photo takes "Louis" on a trip down Memory Lane - it reminds him of scenes from his Texas Panhandle childhood.

pts said...

so excellent!

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JeFf & NoVa said...

nice... totally delightful

Cherie said...

You never disappoint, Fishing Guy. THIS post is a treat all the way around!

mirage2g said...

Cute! Its very rare for them to stare on cameras as they did here! From the look at the branches, the trees are really birch trees as the have white spots like that! My whole family is allergic to it =D

Happy weekend!

Judi-gmj said...

Great finds when you least expect it. Cute squirrels and the trees are awesome! (Unfortunatly, hubby didn't catch a fish.)

Gallicissa said...

Lovely Sky Watch photo. The Squirrels also look good.

Charm said...

wow! how great you find those creatures as you got a nice sw photo.

Indrani said...

Loved the sky shot and the bonus shots of the squirrels.

Dancin' Fool said...

Hey Fishing Guy. They are just wonderful shots. Well done!

I once didn't stop my car on the way to work to photograph a sunrise as I new the delay would get me caught up in traffic. There has not been a sunrise so spectacular since!

Carpe diem as they say. Have a great weekend!

Suzanne said...

Hope dont mind me leaving a comment. These photos are beautiful. I love the squirrels.

Marie said...

This is a great post!

Dina said...

Kissing squirrels--never seen that before! So glad you seized the day and the camera for these shots.

Rambling Round said...

Love those squirrel shots!

Anne-Berit said...

Wanderful photos!

TSannie said...

What wonderful squirrel love shots! (Sky is beautiful, too.)
You are so right about not missing the moment. I forget that at times.

nonizamboni said...

Such a nice chronology of the trees and now these little tenants :O) Really interesting views and I especially like your last sentence.

sandy's notes said...

The squirrels are cute. We had black squirrels in Ohio, agressive little buggers, but boy are they beautiful!

Happy SWF!

Daryl said...

I have been taking photos of the same tree top for months now .. looking back at the stark limbs and now seeing them with leaves .. its just such fun .. and your little friend is cute!

:-Daryl

eyestothesky said...

ahhh how sweet!

the teach said...

Great shots! especially of the two trees. It's great to go back and see the trees all decked out! Good shots of the squirrels! Happy Memorial Day! :D

Carletta said...

Nice sky shot - but I love the squirrels.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the link to sky watch friday and thanks for visiting too.

Jack and Joann said...

So true Fishing Guy. Each day comes by but once so sieze the moment. Hope you get to go out in your boat this weekend. I think the weather will be nice.

david santos said...

Very nice, my friend, very nice!
I wish you many blessigs, love and happiness

Petunia said...

Sooooo cuuuuute!
Petunia's SWF

Andrea said...

That first squirrel shot scared me. I thought it was a rat.
Nice sky photo.

Abraham Lincoln said...

In the small village where i was born nowadays they only have black gray squirrels. Somewhere along the way the gene got mixed up and they only come out black.

Craver Vii said...

The green and white and blue from the sky photo really pop out quite nicely. And those tree rats --er, squirrels are a nice diversion, too.

Don't know if there be any black squirrels in the Chicago area here. Just grays and reds.

Stacey Huston said...

Great post fishing guy... love the extra squirrel pics.. (grin)

Kelly said...

I love these photos! We have a bunch of black squirrels living in a forest preserve just north of here, and they are a treat to spot. I have even seen one white one in a town called Wayne just north of here! That was a sight! Loved the last line of your post!

D Herrod said...

My husband is always wanting me to take pictures of squirrels.

Dewdrop said...

Cool shot with the trees... just LOVE the shot of the squirrels "kissing".