Wednesday, October 28, 2009
What you see here today seems to be just a simple picture of the trunk of an ordinary tree. But it's much more than that. Oh so much more! Obviously there is a tree in this picture, so we can't just ignore it though, can we? This tree plays its own big part here, but there is something much more important this time.
The real subject of this post is not the tree, it's what is on the tree. You see, there is a little chipmunk clinging to the right side of this tree, hoping I don't see him and gobble him up. Of course I would never do a thing like that. In the first place, I don't think I would like the taste of chipmunk at all. And also I doubt very much that I could actually catch him anyway.
When I came across this cute little sight I was very surprised because I thought all the chipmunks had already gone underground for the year. Not because of any great knowledge of chipmunks on my part, but because I had not actually seen any for quite a number of weeks now. And a little bit of knowledge.
The one you see in the pictures just happened to notice me standing there when it was on my side of the tree. It's partner was a little quicker, so it scurried onto the other side of the tree and out of my view forever. Two chipmunks would have made a great picture, but these things very rarely happen. I'm still happy with this one chipmunk.
When this little guy finally ran behind the tree to find its partner I turned and went along my way. I thought it would be pointless to bother them further. Sometimes chasing an animal for a picture is fun, but other times, such as this one, it's much better to leave the poor little creatures in peace. They have enough problems, and I feel better by leaving them content with their escape.
Talk to you next time.
-Ratty The Kind Forest Explorer
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