Not-so-secret Squirrel

This morning, as I came into the kitchen to get my breakfast, I spotted a squirrel on the fence, starting its morning cleaning ritual. It yawned very widely, would have been a brilliant shot but I didn’t have the camera to hand…..decided it might be around for a few minutes and hastily went in search of camera. Got a few snatched shots of him/her through the window, and wrote a quick haiku…….

eyes and ears alert
squirrel makes rapid toilette
summer raindrops fall

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9 comments

  1. so very cool…loved both..the pics and your haiku..haven’t seen one so close yet…really cool

  2. Aww..very cute. I love squirrels. I know they can be a pest but then, so are we humans. 🙂

  3. ha squirrels are so cool…i love to watch them play….and nice haiku as well….will have to see if i can spot one in the morning…we had a coon last night get on the porch…

  4. Gorgeous ceature! And I like the word picture, too. 🙂

  5. snakypoet

    Gorgeous creature! And I like the word picture too. 🙂

    (I don’t know if I have already commented and it’s waiting in limbo somewhere, to pop up in multiple manifestations. This is about the 5th attempt. I gave up last night and am trying again this morning. People complain about Blogger, but I often find WordPress difficult and frustrating. Give me a capcha any day, over this interminable back and forthing and disappearing.)

    • Thanks! Your comment appeared in 2 manifestations, and I know what you mean regarding commenting on both Blogger and WordPress. If I am already logged into my WordPress account, it seems to pick up my avatar, but most of the time I enter my name and URL as profile and I can comment OK!

  6. Fascinating Sue! Such candid camera gems are difficult to come by and you did it! Great haiku, Ma’am!

    Hank

    • Thanks! The images could be sharper, I didn’t use optimal shutter speed as I just grabbed the camera without engaging brain…..

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