We interrupt the endless blog posts bemoaning the PNW's lack of snow to bring you this......
|All together now - Awwwwww......|
Blog friend eileeninmd has a new meme - Saturday's Critters. Bloggers are encouraged to share their animal photos, from pets to creatures in the wild. What a great idea! Who doesn't like to look at a group of cute animal images? However, my blog posts and photographs rarely include critters (my dog Bear is usually the lone four-legged photo subject).
|Little furry friend|
I really wanted to participate in Eileen's meme, so I searched my archives and found these chipmunk photos from an August 2012 camping trip to Olallie Lake. After setting up our campsite, and settling down in chairs around the fire, my husband and I discovered we had company.
|Storing those nuts|
A half dozen little chipmunks were skittering underfoot, begging for our potato chips. My hubby happened to have a bag of old, stale peanuts, and he threw a handful on the ground.
What happened next was more entertaining than any tv show. Those chipmunks went after the loot with gusto. We had lots of laughs watching the little guys stuff nut after nut into mouths, until their cheeks were bulging.
|Hungry Gray Jay|
I got out my camera, and had a blast capturing the chipmunk's antics. Word got out to the bird community, and a couple of aggressive Gray Jays joined in the feast.
This little guy was my favorite subject. He stood up and struck a pose, his cheeks stretched to the max with stored peanuts. And in this shot, I caught him with his tiny pink mouth wide open.
So if you're interested in checking out more cute critter pics, head on over to this newest meme - Saturday's Critters.
Now back to my regularly scheduled skiing posts......