Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter Critters

A dusting of snow lightly fell yesterday morning
adding to the feeling of winter that was slow to
reach us this winter.

The crabapples attracted many birds, among them
the cardinals


the goldfinches.

The squirrels were also part of the scene
and this one also found hanging
upsidedown helpful in reaching for the crabapples.

The real delicacy for the squirrels suddenly appeared
when D threw into the yard
a basket of apples we had stored from
the fall that had gone over the top for our consumption
but was just perfect for the squirrels.
The apples disappeared nearly as quickly as they had appeared
as the squirrels carried them away and tucked them way up in the
trees for safekeeping.

Oh, how I love observing wildlife.


Lori ann said...

just beautiful nan! love wildlife watching too.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Thanks Lori!
I love your photos of wildlife!

Judy Hartman said...

And your photos are wonderful, Nan, as always! The ones with the birds would make lovely Christmas cards!