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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Squirrel Fun (No Art)

Gene has finally found some squirrel proof bird feeders.  He always thought that "squirrel proof" was an oxymoron.  So here we go:

Here is the squirrel contemplating his breakfast.  A bit windy which doesn't help.  How do they climb the steel poles?

Trying out the openings in the feeder.

Giving up, he tried the other side first before I got the camera.

Back to scavenge what he can on the ground.

And a bonus of my poor photo of the Blood Moon.  It was pretty cold to be out there at 2:15 a.m., but so beautiful to see.  The whole sky was amazing.

15 comments:

gene said...

You have got to get a better camera for times like this!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Gene, probably a good idea. One of these days I'll find a camera I like. :)

Bag Blog said...

I think you should get a bb gun. I certainly could not hit a squirrel, but it would be fun to try.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Ha! Gene has a pellet gun and was shooting them. They would jump up and flip over and pretty sure the same ones were back in a while. We haven't had as many squirrels here as we had when we at the house right in the trees.

Azulparsnip said...

Jo- you got a great photo of the Blood Moon! It was rainy here. I was awake but shucks, that is wonderful. Thanks

Jo Castillo said...

Azulparsnip, thank you. I really need a better camera but it was so beautiful. There are some amazing photos on line, eh? See ya.

Joan Tavolott said...

Fun photos of the squirrel! We couldn't see the blood moon due to the cloudy weather here, but it looks beautiful in the photo.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you. The night/morning was beautiful!

Mary said...

Congratulations, Jo, on your paintings being in a show and in being the featured artist for the May art walk--super to hear.

I have enjoyed browsing all your recent posts, especially the group of terrific paintings a few posts back.

JoanSicignanosfineart.blogspot.com said...

Very enjoyable photos and just love your pastels.

Jo Castillo said...

Mary, thank you so much. It is nice for you to stop by. Your silk painting is beautiful.

Joan S. , thank you, too. Appreciate the visit. I like seeing your sketches, especially the watercolors. You are right that sketching helps when you can't paint.

Joanna said...

Silly squirrel.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, we don't have nearly as many squirrels to watch here. I loved watching them run up and down the big trees at the other house. They could cover the whole yard and not get out of the tree limbs.

Joanna said...

I saw someone walking a big dog on campus this afternoon and they let him go to chase a squirrel up a tree. The squirrel was quite pleased with itself once it got out of range.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, ha! The squirrels are fun to see.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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