Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dangly Squirrel and Posts of the Week

This little guy worked very hard to get at the last bits of suet on this sunny, but cold morning. This was taken from a friend's house, through the two panes of glass of her upstairs window, one yard over. He spent such a long time at the feeder just begging me to go get my camera - so of course I did.

dangly squirrel

After he worked the last bit of suet from the cage, he relaxed atop a nearby fence post to finish it off. He earned that treat.

theiving squirrel2

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's inspiring top post goes to:

Homeless in Minnesota
by Lori
at My Life Interrupted

Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

Character on Display
by Slamdunk
at Slam Dunks

Slappin' Leather
by Daryl's Ray
at Out and About in New York City

Penny Goes on Bad TV
by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment

The Great Sled Race
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words

Into the Weekend
by Keith
at Holding Moments

Life Boats
by Dawn
at Puzzle Pieces

A Giant "Sand" Box
by Kathleen
at Easy for Me to Say

by Christine
at Christine's Blog

A Legend on the Trail
by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

A Picture's Not Always What It Seems
by Karen
at What Karen Sees

Blanket of Snow
by Elizabeth
at One Magical Moment per Day

Fall Romance
by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Dawn said...

Oh Hilarious. I so love that first photo!
THAT is some capture:))

Thanks for sharing more great blogs to look up and enjoy!

Rosaria Williams said...

Thanks for highlighting some good stuff out there: it takes one to know one.
Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Magical captures of that hilarious squirrel!

Dawning Inspiration said...

What a cutie - I bet it was fun to capture these clicks!

Maggie May said...

That little squirrel certainly earned that last crumb. I have never seen one hanging on just by the tail before.
Excellent shot.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

True tenacity on display!

Thank you once again for sharing your great finds. I've already read Lori's and am off to explore the others.

Pauline said...

Thanks again, HIlary! Looking forward to all the good reads I'm about to experience!

Amazing how clever and athletic squirrels are! Great shots!

Anvilcloud said...

You certainly manage to get some fine pictures.

Steve Gravano said...

I love squirrel acrobatics! Excellent.

Unknown said...

ack! darn squirrels.

innovative , but still.

these are great photos btw

Sandra said...

I LOVE the squirrel pictures. And, of course, I think it's great that you honored Linda's post about the legendary hiker. :)

Brian Miller said...

squirrels are so cool...i could sit and watch them play for hours...

Out on the prairie said...

I hang ears of corn on a lag bolt attached to a long wire for the squirrels.I enjoy the upside down eating , but wonder how they swallow good.Very nice pictures.

Lori said...

Oh my goodness these photo's are cool that you captured them! What an honor it was for me to stop by here and see my name listed in post of the week...thank you dear Hilary...I look forward to getting around and visiting the other picks later today...bless you Hilary. XX

Anonymous said...

Triple wow. Those are amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing.

CJ xx

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

So, Hilary, were these pictures taken from CITH's window? :)

I don't think I'd ever realized that squirrels could hang just from their tails. These are beautiful captures.

Thank you so much for the POTW mention. "Thank you" doesn't seem like enough, but it's all I've got.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

remember Rocky (the squirrel) and Bullwinkle? :)

Kat said...

Ha! Those are great shots! What a smart little guy! :)

messymimi said...

The acrobatic abilities of squirrels never ceases to amaze me. What a rascal!

Rebecca said...

omg the first picture is to funny he just hanging there.

Daryl said...

thank you .. from both 'Slim' and 'Cody' .. and me ... Slappin' Leather Slim & Cody Go Thespian .. listen carefully to Cody's whine about being made fun of .. there's a shout out to someone who sports posts make our eyes cross but our hearts warm

Christine said...

love the squirrels ~ they are such creative little creatures, great shots, as usual:)

thanks so much for choosing my shots of the sparrows as a POTW, i've been away from blogging for a bit (remodeling our new home we soon hope to move into) your kindness motivates me to make more time to read others and create a new post soon.

this community I'm new to is so supportive & inspiring, thanks for connecting so many of us!

Suldog said...

He's quite the acrobat. I love watching squirrels.

Travis Erwin said...

I love to watch squirrels. Especially when they are harassing my dogs.

Mage said...

You are kind to do this. :) I have a few minutes before work so I will go catch up. Love that persistent squirrel too. :)

Reb said...

Love that first photo of the very determined squirrel!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Talk about hanging by a wing and a prayer-- That squirrel is a hoot! Nice shot.

Lori's post is a terrific choice for POTW. It's a touching story by a very kind blogger.

Merry Christmas, jj

Kristina P. said...

SO cute!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, that is brilliant, what a nice little squirrel.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That is one of the most entertaining photos I've seen. Seems like that could be great on a greeting card of some sort. :) Honored to be mentioned in your post of the week pics. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Cute photos!! He was hamming it, squirreling it up for you!

Frank Baron said...

The squirrels here have also discovered the wonders of suet. I'm going through a brick every 3-4 days now and have been trying various strategies to outwit the beasts.

Thus far, they have outfoxed me. But I'm not giving up.

Redbush said...

Love the squirrel photos, especially the dangly one! We have a squirrel that drives Bonzi absolutely crazy. When Bonzi comes inside, he chases all the birds off the feeders and has himself a feast.

VM Sehy Photography said...

That squirrel is too cute!

holdingmoments said...

Squirrels are such great acrobats, and always provide amusement with their antics. Love that first shot lol
He worked so hard to get that.

Thank you for the POTW mention too.
Really appreciate it Hilary

Zuzana said...

Wow, that squirrel is a true acrobat and has an Achilles like strength (in a tip of his tale instead;)
Congratulation to everyone mentioned here, I am sure these are all superb reads.;))

Sueann said...

That photo is terrific!!
Now I am off to read some fabulous blogs!!

Hilary said...

Thank you, everyone! :)

Unknown said...

An absolutely priceless photo catch Hilary! Am off to read your "picks".

Lori said...

Just stopping back by to say thank you again and to say that I enjoyed all your picks this week...very thankful that I had this time to go visit them. Love and hugs to you Hilary. XX

What Karen Sees said...

Thanks Hilary for the 'thumbs up' on my post. It's nice to find fun and interesting new bloggers. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

CiCi said...

Great pictures of the squirrel. Isn't it fun to watch them? Amazing acrobats. Congrats to all the posts this week. I'm off to read them now.

Anonymous said...

Love your descriptor "dangly"! Lol. I so look forward to your posts of the week. Thanks for finding them and sharing.

Maria said...

Your squirrels are just too adorable!

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the recognition Hilary--and go circus squirrel go...