I was looking out the window into the woods, contemplating my latest strategy for outsmarting the chipmunks that steal the birdseed, when what should I see?
The fox trotted along in no particular hurry and that gave me enough time to grab my camera. Remember I said I grabbed my camera, not that I took things slowly enough for the pictures to be in focus when I took them.
I like this shot because the shape of the tail is exactly what you see in images or drawings of the perfect roundness at the top.
I continually marvel at the wonders of the woods.
I thought I heard a little voice calling to me from outside, so I put down the sequins, (don’t ask) and went to investigate.
“Hello?” I called from the window.
“Hello.” The words came from a little chipmunk sitting in a clay pot. “If you wouldn’t mind, could you please fill this bowl? Birdseed would be good, but I have a hankering for a cheeseburger if you have one in your pocket.”
I always thought a conversation with an animal from the woods would be a lot more inspirational.
“DON’T MESS WITH MY KIDS….I’LL COME RIGHT OVER THERE AND PULL YOUR NOSE….I KNOW THEY’RE CUTE AND YES, THEY ARE HONOR STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN AND YES, I DO HAVE A STICKER ON MY BEHIND THAT SAYS, “MY KIDS FANGS ARE SHARPER THAN YOURS”, BUT DON’T JUDGE ME. NOW GO AWAY AND LEAVE US ALONE SO THAT WE CAN GET READY FOR ‘WORK’.
WE HAVE TO START TAPING OUR REALITY TV SHOW IN ABOUT AN HOUR AND THEY NEED TO FINISH EATING SO THAT THEY HAVE THE STRENGTH TO FIGHT AND SNARL AT EACH OTHER AND WALK AROUND PRETTY MUCH NAKED…YOU KNOW, LIKE THOSE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE SHOWS….HOW ELSE ARE WE SUPPOSED TO MAKE A LIVING?? WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY?, WHEN WE ACT LIKE THAT WE’RE NO BETTER THAN ANIMALS? WELL NOW THERE’S A THOUGHT…..
“MOM! MOM! MOM! BROTHER CHIPPY PULLED MY TAIL AND THEN SISTER SNARLY PULLED MY EAR AND THEN THEY BOTH HELD ME DOWN AND TICKLED ME! THEY ARE MY VERY FAVORITE BROTHER AND SISTER IN THE WORLD!”