Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pickey, Pickey, Pickey & Off Focus Some~

The little Gray Squirrel was really careful about selecting just the right Hickory nut.  Once it was selected, it took off to bury it and then went right up the same tree and selected one that he had passed over the previous time.  The Red-Shouldered Hawk images are a bit off focus, don't ask and I won't tell, mainly because, I have no clue as to why, they turned out so badly, yet here they are anyway.  Enjoy your weekend~


  1. Great photographs again Mary. I love both, your squirrel and your hawk.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. I love the squirrel, and hawks are always nice to see.

  3. Do you think that the Hawk is after the Squirrel?

  4. Come sempre le foto di questi tuoi uccelli sono tenere e dolcissime ! :))
    Peccato che esistano i cacciatori !!!! :(
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam :))

  5. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I understand that autofocusing a little squirrel is very tough when covered with branches. Light/shadow made by branches has higher contrast that attracts camera autofocus. I don't think I can do any better job than you did. Great capture!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

  6. I have wondered why squirrels pass over one nut and choose another. How do they know which one is the best?


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