Greedy Squirrels!

Animals, Fauna, Photo Challenge

Growing up in India, the sight of squirrels is something that I am used to and I find them quite adorable 🙂 The sight of one climbing trees or running about with little pieces of food looking at humans suspiciously always makes me smile.

I particularly love their characterization in books and movies. Remember the squirrel who hangs out with Big Ears from the Noddy series? Or that squirrel from Ice age who is always hiding his nuts?

I wonder what goes through their little heads when they take off with their little treasures, their pretty eyes filled with suspicion? Do they think that their food may be stolen? Or are they just plain greedy and don’t want anybody to find out?

So I couldn’t help but laugh when I spotted these squirrels smuggling pieces of food much larger than themselves! Seriously, I bet that pizza and apple weigh more than the squirrel 🙂 Definitely made my day!!


PIzza thief!

This Squirrel was spotted outside my apartment during my days in the suburbs of Philadelphia.


Summer snack?

This squirrel was spotted at the beautiful locales of Radha Madhav Dham located in Austin.


Curves, Photo Challenge
This is probably not a great photo as far as the elements of photography are concerned. However it was the most perfect picture I could locate in my collection for the daily post prompt from WordPress.
This picture reminds me of simpler life and a cheaper point and shoot camera that broke 2 years ago. The picture reinstates my love for all things magical and brings to mind a picturesque life of having a cottage in the country surrounded by clean air and water with birds, butterflies and other gentle creatures for company. Dreams of organic farming, crafting real food, writing, painting, reading…of days spent in a state of idyllic bliss!