Monday, June 30, 2008
In the Leafy Tree Tops...
As I've been out and about, I've tried to pay attention to things going on in the trees above me and making an effort to get better at taking pictures of critters and the like. Here are just a few of my valiant efforts over the last few weeks.
I caught me a squirrel and a cardinal. Oh, and a bee in a bush. I love watching the squirrels scurry around the house and neighborhood! The other morning, I watched four of them chasing each other across the telephone wires. The frontrunner took a flying leap and made the tree perpendicular to the wire. The second squirrel made it, too. The third little fellow jump a little too soon and barely made the tree. The fourth one stopped, chattered, turned around and went back the way they'd all come!
Cardinals defy adequate adjectival description. They are simply stunning in color and playfulness. The day I caught this little guy, there were three of them--two males and a female. I tried to get all three in one photo, but they wouldn't sit still for very long. I was lucky to get this decent picture! But, boy, they are beautiful.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 6/08