I happened to step out into the garden yesterday afternoon and spotted the hummingbird leaning into the honeysuckle vine. I haven't seen her in many days and thought perhaps the hummingbirds flew south already. Was so happy to see her!
While quietly observing her through my camera lens, I heard a strange kind of tapping sound nearby. I investigated and paused near a platform holding flower pots. Suddenly this appeared through the drainage hole in an upsidedown very heavy terra cotta flower pot.
Chippy could only get so far up and slipped back down. Just didn't have the leverage to pull himself up through the hole and I don't think he could squeeze through going out... must have been easier to go in!
I slid the very hard to move pot over to the edge of the table so there was an opening at the bottom and zoom...the chipmunk was out of there in a flash!
So glad I happened to be outside to hear the trapped chipmunk!
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.