There is something I haven't done in a long time now. I haven't brought you any new pictures of squirrels! Well today that's obviously going to change. As you might have guessed by the squirrel in the pictures, I have a squirrel in these pictures.
The amazing part is that the squirrel didn't try to attack me, get angry, or call me any nasty names. It just stayed up there on that branch and let me get these fine pictures. This hasn't been the case at all lately. It seems that for the last month or two every time I try to get any squirrel pictures, all I get is a brown or black blur.
It seems that the light in the forest is just not right for grabbing the images of these little scurriers. I'll bet you never heard that word before. At other times I've been out, there hasn't been much light at all. Just before dawn is probably the worst time to get a picture of anything, much less a sneaky little squirrel.
I just happened to catch this one at the right time of the day. The sun seemed to come through the trees just right to keep everything looking good. The best part is that this lovable little squirrel played its part to perfection. Who could ask for anything more?
Well, it wouldn't hurt if the squirrel would do something fun, would it? The good news is that he did! Look closely at the picture. The little guy is scratching the back of his head! What a great performance! I just love seeing wild animals do stuff like that. Some time I need to show you the picture I have of a deer doing the same thing.
I have to admit something. For awhile I have been in a bit of a rut. I got into the habit of going mostly to the same park, and as a result I began to become bored. I tried doing a few different things and that helped a lot, but then the animals seemed to disappear. No squirrels, no geese, no ducks, no nothing.
That's when I remembered that I needed to mix it up a bit and go to the other nature parks too. I also had to get back to following my eyes again, and not just the camera. Also, most of my recent hikes have given me no pictures worth posting. So I just concentrated on the enjoyment of being there. That seems to have done the trick.
I'm back to getting good pictures, and getting them from all different places. I just had a great day with some very interesting photos and stories to share. I hope to bring these to you in the upcoming days. I also hope I can catch up with a few things here on the world of blogs too. I consider some of my new pictures the best I ever got. I can't wait to show you!