Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Canada geese remind me of...

this painting by Da Vinci

Crows have been seen putting nuts on a highway to be cracked by
passing vehicles.  The birds are so intelligent that they placed the
nuts only under the wheels of smaller cars, as prior experiences proved
that by setting them under a bigger car, there are slight chances
to find the kernel.

A finch photo I took when I should have been working
on other stuff.

According to eHow cottontail rabbits can run at speeds up to 18 mph
and are also good swimmers.

The new crop of squirrels in our neighborhood 
are becoming more bold as they gain size.

This one climbed up to the window trying to get to the bird feeder.
 He didn't make it, but he cleaned out the seeds scattered on the ledge.  
Minus the one that stuck to his nose. 

Or maybe he wanted to watch Rocky and Bullwinkle on our television.

Or maybe he was just looking in my window because he saw a nut.

Fun info:  Cigarettes are like squirrels.  They are perfectly harmless
until you put one in your mouth and light it on fire.


Pearl said...



And crows using moving vehicles as nutcrackers? :-) That's awesome.


Anonymous said...

The wildlife is getting too smart.

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! :)

Sarah said...

I love these random shots! The squirrel ones are especially funny! Cheeky things. The rabbit is very sweet-and surprisingly fast. I liked your comparison of the geese and the painting-the same elegant shapes and contrasts.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Your funny and a great photographer. B

Joanne Noragon said...

I hope the cigarette/squirrel comparison is not from direct evidence.

Carla said...

I love to laugh out loud (confuses the folks in my house)---the joke about cigarettes and squirrels had me giggling.

Linda Sue said...

Thanks for the advice- TOO LATE! I lit the squirrel...

Alica said...

Are you serious...are crows actually THAT smart?!

Brian King said...

The squirrels cracked me up! Very nice shots!

Terry and Linda said...

You always let us see wildlife as they are...not how we think they are. Thanks for a great post!


Anonymous said...

That last squirrel picture - I've seen the same look on an aged relative when I gave her a "too much information" story. She had a food particle under her nose too- at least I think it was a food particle.

CarrieBoo said...

So glad I caught this. LOLOLOL! I didn't know cotton-tails could swim. Well I never! Yep, that squirrel is hilarious. Brave little guy, eh.

The intelligence of crows is fascinating. Quite humbling for us humans.