Friday, October 11, 2013

The Gangs All Here

...for peanuts !
Black squirrel
Hey, ya got any peanuts?

Blue jay
Yes - you, where are the peanuts?

Grey squirrel
I am patiently waiting for the peanuts lady.

Raccoon
Did someone say peanuts!!
 
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1. I have limited mobility, because of Multiple Sclerosis, and I can't get out and about much these days, so...
2. The critters that visit my yard, provide a lot of entertainment, and give me great joy.
3. We are spending a fortune on peanuts though, and Hubbers has suggested a monthly peanut budget.
4. My neighbours are not happy with my menagerie. Nor do they appreciate my "natural" environment, aka weedy yard, that attracts so many critters and bees...and cute little mice and yes, skunks at night.
5. Said neighbours have been seen rolling their eyes, and shaking their heads, while watching me hang out my window to get photos of my yard critters.
 
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51 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, they are all SO adorable, Karen, and your captures are fantastic as always! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

TexWisGirl said...

you would be a good fit in my 'neighborhood'. :) LOVE these photos, especially the black squirrel and the folded-armed gray. SO cute!

and you keep enjoying your yard. i dare say, the skunks might be a bit intrusive, though. :)

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

I wish you were my neighbor! No problem for me. I have never seen a black squirrel; how cool!

RedPat said...

Keep on doing what you are doing, Karen! ;-)

hula-la said...

Love this! And cool capture of the Black Squirrel. Aloha

Mary said...

Let 'em roll their eyes! :). I love these photos and the expressions on the animals's faces. And a yard that's a little wild and therefore attracts wildlife is better than a sterile, overly manicured yard any day of the week! So there! :D

Debbie said...

we are twins!!

my neighbors don't love my whisle blowing...at the squirrels and at the ducks in my swimming pool!!

it was cheaper to put 2 kids thru college, then to supply my birds with peanuts ;)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i'm a Virginian, of course we have peanuts. which due you prefer ... salted, a sweet, or plain? ( :

Our photos said...

WoW! Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Cristina said...

Ma che bella serie di animaletti tutti simpatici ma il primo più di tutti! complimenti! ciao Cri : )

augcott said...

Wonderful critter shots!!!!

Linda W. said...

Ha-ha, great shots! Especially of the begging squirrels.

Terri Buster said...

So cute...all lined up ready for their hand-outs! But yea...those peanuts are pretty pricey! I'd blow a raspberry at the neighbors...live and let live!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow these waiting for peanuts photos are great

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That black squirrel is fantastic!

Buttons said...

Oh I could be your neighbour:) Awesome shots. Happy Thanksgiving Karen. Hug B

Sophi Belle said...

Really?!!!!!! Come on, these critters are SO CUTE!! I would love to have them over. :) Great captures!!

rayfamily said...

Great photos!! I love how perfectly perched the grey squirrel is!!

Elephant's Child said...

I hear you. We now buy birdseed in 20 kilo bags and green apples (for the birds) are a permanent fixture on our shopping list.
And yes, people here have complained about the birds we attract. And the vermin they insist we attract.
And I don't care - watching the birds gives me IMMENSE pleasure. No matter what my body is doing (or not doing) that day.

Andy said...

As soon as I started to scroll the photos peanuts came into my mind right away. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute post and cute critters! Your neighbors don't know how to enjoy nature at it's best!

Icy BC said...

We can live right next to each other, as I do pretty much the same things as you, including limited mobility. Although in my neighborhood, my area still considers better than the others :-)

I love all your shot...

Melanie said...

Awesome pictures! Loved the blue jay picture! Laughed about the peanut budget! Following you now!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I had to chuckle a little about the peanut budget - wow, that sounds like a lot of peanuts. I'm sorry that your neighbors don't seem to be terribly understanding. I enjoy watching critters, too - and you got some fun shots!

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos Karen. All very cute little critters. I love them all!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fantastic images Karen,the raccoon has a splendid richly coloured coat.
We too keep a semi-wild garden but the biggest problem in the city is cats,they view our space as their private bird watching territory.
Keep up the good work!

Happy weekend,
Ruby - Starry Universe

eileeninmd said...

Cute critters and photos! I am sure they appreciate the peanuts. My neighbors probably feel much like yours do. I can see them rolling their eyes! LOL! Have a happy weekend!

Amy Burzese said...

No kidding! That's a great collection of critters. We don't have the black squirrels down south.

Indrani said...

OMG! Looking straight into the camera.
The first one has a threatening look! :)

Louisette said...

Adorable fotos

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Snap said...

peanuts, peanuts! what a fun series. i have a few of the same critters who stop by for sunflower seeds.

Phil Slade said...

All those hungry mouths and no peanuts! Shame. Nicely done Karen.

Andaje said...

Peanut budget?!!
Like photo #3 a lot.
Happy Thanksgiving Karen :o)

Giga said...

Nie martw się sąsiadami, podziwiaj dalej swoich slicznych gości w ogrodzie. Pozdrawiam.
Do not worry about the neighbors, admire on their lovely guests in the garden. Yours.

Rajesh said...

They are cute. You are in such a fantastic place.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fantastic shots of nature's critters, squirrels, birds, raccoons !

psl don't worry about the neighbors ~ they don't 'pay your bills' or put bread and butter on your table ~ enjoy each moment ^_^ ~ carol (A Creative Harbor)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think your neighbors are just jealous of your free spirit Karen -- love that squirrel on the deck "just hoping" for a peanut. :) xo

lina@happy family said...

Those cute critters can brighten your days, right?
Admire your shots.
Hope you feel better each day, Karen.

VioletSky said...

I love that we can have so many species of wildlife in the our yards!
The photo of the grey squirrel is adorable ;)
Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Great shots and those squirrels are adorable.

bailey-road.com said...

Cutest gang ever! I love that black squirrel.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fantastic shots of your visitors! Enjoy your weekend!

Susan Cook said...

I've never seen a black squirrel - so cool!

I would love all those critters in my yard! too cool. Have a nice rest of your day :)

Les... said...

wonderful montage of your free loading menagerie!! stoney is especially cute!

dont worry about the neighbors, they obviously forgot that the critters were already there a very long time before the houses were ever built!

maybe you can should your peanuts in bulk, wholesale? *LOL*

SquirrelQueen said...

Bah humbug to your neighbors, I love your critters. It reminds me of my backyard except there are cats too. It's worth all those peanuts to have this kind of entertainment.

Betty Manousos said...

aww, you're so talented with your camera!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wonderful photos! Nothing better than critters. I must get some peanuts!!!!

Me said...

Les is right, we`d better buy in bulk. These bugger`s are going to cost us a small fortune! Great pic`s of the little mooches.

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, Karen, you and I would make fine neighbours as we think along the same lines. :))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...



If they were the right kind of neighbors, they'd pitch in toward the peanut budget. I would if I lived near you! Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing them. Your critters have such great personalities. (It might be the peanuts, but I think it's because of the great photographer.)

Betty Luckhurst said...

I'd love to be your neighbor and I'd be hanging out window for photos, too! When bird seed got too expensive to feed 60 or 80 wild ducks in our pond, Hubby suggested chook, I mean, chicken pellets that can be bought in larger quantities and were gobbled up just as happily. Maybe there's something like that at your garden center that might be cheaper than peanuts. Just a thought.....