Squirreling Thru’ Monday

I met the cutest little fellow on my walk today.

ForestBeachLoop851F-2-BlogHe was chasing another squirrel – a female, I presume – up and down a great oak tree. Round and around, up and down the tree they went, head to tail, so close it looked like one squirrel instead of two!

And then suddenly – he came back down the tree. And stopped.

ForestBeachLoop851D-BlogPerhaps he had heard me fumbling with my camera?

When I looked through the camera this time, he was looking straight at me.

ForestBeachLoop851-BlogNow everyone knows it’s only polite to say hello if you meet a squirrel who seems friendly.

“Well hello there!” I began. “And how are you this fine day, would you mind if I took your picture?”

And the squirrel turned slightly, as if to give me his best side.

“Why no, I’d be happy to,” he replied. “How’s this?”

ForestBeachLoop851C-BlogI continued to snap a few more pictures, amazed by how patient he was, how accommodating.

“I say,” he went on, “Do you happen to know what day this is? It’s still Sunday, isn’t it? I have ever so many things I’d love to do today!”

ForestBeachLoop851E-BlogAnd before I could stop myself I responded, “Why no, Mr. Squirrel, today is Monday.”

No sooner were the words out of my mouth than I remembered: Squirrels HATE Mondays.

And without a word – poof! My squirrel friend was gone.

ForestBeachLoop851F-BlogSigh… It was my own fault that such a delightful photo session had so abruptly come to an end.

And I knew better.  😉

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Sunday Best and a Few Adieus

Hi everybody, it’s time once again for Sunday Best!

We had a lot of worthy candidates this week as some of our favorite summertime guests on the Cape were getting ready to leave us for the winter.

Contestant #1, the Willett, , savoring one final dip among the shells. We’ll miss this wonderful shorebird with such a distinctive call that can be heard all across the marsh!


Contestant #2, a duo of Great Egrets, seen from awaaay across Mill Landing as the sun was setting. These statuesque shorebirds were also making preparations for their departures this week, taking the time to pop into their favorite diner for one last nibble.


Contestant #3,  one of our charming year-rounders, the gray squirrel. And you know? No matter how many times I pass by this very tree, this charming fellow always seems to be there, nuts in hand!  😉  Blog-ForestBeachLoop637

Contestant #4,  I never can resist birds on a wire, and the swallows are some of my very favorite small birds. I call them our “dolphins of the sky”, and we’ve seen them flying in large swarms over the beaches, heading for home!


And finally, Contestant #5, another one of our year-rounders, the colorful flicker whose distinctive call makes you feel like you’re in some tropical paradise!


And there you have it. Please cast your vote for your favorite, and as always – please share your comments too!  🙂

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Summer’s Best

Our “Sunday Best” posts have been a lot of fun this summer.

As a way to mark the season’s end, I’ve pulled together a very special rewind of some of our most popular contestants for one final “Best of Summer” vote!

Are you ready??

Contestant #1, Prayer Rabbit Makes Plea for Cooler Days.


Contestant #2, Mute Swan Glides on Blue Glass.


Contestant #3, Charming Squirrel Stuffed with Mushroom.


Contestant #4, Tiny Goldfinch Adorns Treetop.


Contestant #5, Great Egret in Black Silk Stockings.


Contestant #6, Spotted Seal Mugs Camera at Fish Pier.


Contestant #7, Foxy Red Young’un Trots up Osprey Hill.


Contestant #8, Solitary Gull, Lonely No More.


Contestant #9, Great Blue Heron Stands Like Statue.


Contestant #10, Tiger Tabby Tires of Tourists.


Contestant #11, House Sparrow Taps Dance on Blue Bug Box.


Contestant #12, Fledgling Cardinal Fits the Bill.


Contestant #13, Elegant Eider Paddles to Shore.


Contestant #14, Song Sparrow Sings a la Pavarotti.


Contestant #15, Rusty the Green Heron Fishes on Mud Bank.



Contestant #16, Fledgling Osprey Tries Her Wings.

Again, and again, and again.


And last but never least, Contestant #17, Speedy Sanderling on Sandy Shore.


As we bid summer a fond farewell, I can’t wait to see who we meet next.

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