Technically, they are red squirrels, but the Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Caramel Colour, and I’ve been looking for an opportunity to “show off” recent photos of the stars of my backyard! We didn’t have any backyard babies this year…or perhaps, these squirrels were the backyard babies of 2019 or the dynamic duo of 2020.
The red squirrel is more common and less dignified than the gray, and oftener guilty of petty larcenyJohn Burroughs
about the barns and grain-fields.
This week for Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge, I thought about taking a selfie, since the theme is Curves and Arches, but nobody wants to see that! Instead I stuck to architectural forms because, while they may start to sag in places, they didn’t gain any covid weight. 😉
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.Adolf Loos
It’s a small world and we share it with small creatures. Take great care!
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”Albert Einstein
If I had to pick a colour that best epitomized summer, I would have to say yellow. There is something deliciously tantalizing about yellow. It’s bright and happy, and in the summer, I am happiest. Yellow makes me think about all the best things that make summer so special: warm, lazy days with family, a good book in the garden, and golden sunsets on the beach.
Birds and butterflies…
Tea – Hot or iced!
A good book and a blanket for the evening breeze.
And as evening falls…
A golden sunset.
In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: ‘Look at me. I’m happy!’Joy Sewing
I have tons of photos with pink. It is, after all, my favourite colour. But it’s always nice to share something new.
Last year, I missed a lot of the flowers in my garden. I went to my parents with Little Guy for March Break and came home in June! We thought it was safer to be out of the city, which it probably was, and that this Covid-thing would be under control quickly, which it was not!
It’s still not over, but the flowers don’t seem to care and this year I enjoyed them as much as possible!
It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Wander Bonnano
Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wildWilliam Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Every great story seems to begin with a snakeNicholas Cage
Stay on the right path, even if you have to walk alone.Unknown
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.John Muir
Few humans see fairies or hear their music, but many find fairy rings of dark grass, scattered with toadstools, left by their dancing feet.July Allen, Fantasy Encyclopedia
You’ve changed. You’re daring. You’re different in the woods.The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods