Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cuteness Overload

on squirrel watch
What do you figure Benny is on the lookout for? I'll give you a hint. They're grey (often black, here in Ontario), quick, have bushy tails and are usually seen raiding bird feeders.
Yup, you guessed it. He was hunting squirrels to chase down.




wall scaler
Well, silly Ben. While he was searching long and hard for one cute rodent, he totally missed this bold little guy, making his way down the wall behind him.



chipper in sunlight
He made his way over to the seed station, which was perfectly positioned in a stream of golden late-day sunshine.




chipper
Please excuse me while I indulge in just one more photo but I think chipmunks are among the cutest creatures on the planet.




lily cup
Now here's another cutie who is always on the lookout for Benny. Lily may appear to be drinking passively, but her eyes are taking everything in.




lily tongue
Now don't those eyes light up when she spots our four-legged friend?



winston drinking
And here's her brother, Winston enjoying a cold glass of juice on a hot, summer day.



evil bunny
Bunnies are another one of those cutest critters on the planet - except at night when the camera flash reflects in their enormous eyes and they look absolutely demonic.

I guess there's only so much cuteness that can be packed into one post.

52 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! i get those demon eyes when i shoot my friendly barred owl buddies here. :)

i adore that chippie!!! so cute!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh my goodness. Cuteness or what. Love it. She is a darling Hilary.
Lovely post.

Frank Baron said...

I snapped even more shots of the chipper today. You're right about that cute factor being through the roof. Love the Scary-Eyed Bunny shot. :)

Daniel said...

Smoking hot cute factor! Count me in as a big fan of Chippers. Your shots are really nice and sharp!

You're going to need someone to rid the bunny of its demonic possession. Now quite sure where a lucky rabbit's foot fits in.

ADRIAN said...

these are really great. The light on the second Chipmunk is stunning.

Anyes said...

The cute factor totally worked, Hilary but did you have to bring in Mr.Scary bunny to end this post? ;-)

Cloudia said...

that amber eyed hare blew my mind!!!


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Bob Bushell said...

Wow, cute or cute, they have done it.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great !
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Pierre

Wanda..... said...

Enjoyed all the cuteness!

ladyfi said...

LOL to those demon eyes.

How DO you manage to get those chipmunks to pose for you so perfectly! Lovely pics!

Brian Miller said...

ha you reached your cuteness limit...nice pics hilary....

That Janie Girl said...

Great pictures! Those kiddos are beautiful…love!!!

We don't have chipmunks here - they are cute!

DJan said...

I also think chipmunks are the cutest rodents on the planet! Love your pictures, Hilary, but that's nothing new. :-)

Out on the prairie said...

Lots of cute indees, very nice. I have a small raccoon using an old squirrel nest to sleep in during the day in may backyard.

beth said...

i thought i was the only one who loved chipmunks :)
we have one or five living in a drainage tube in our front yard...

shhhhh, i've been feeding it peanuts :)

Slamdunk said...

Great shots Hilary, I enjoyed the variety.

Every good dog needs a hobby--glad Benny tries to keep your yard squirrel free.

Those silly red-eyed rabbits are out here stalking about as well.

Leah J. Utas said...

I totally agree about chipmunks.
Love the Demon Bunny.

missing moments said...

Oh my goodness, cute overload here! I love Benny! And those chippies... sigh!

Daryl said...

Its a lot of cute, I may need to go snark at someone in order to restore the balance here ...

ellen abbott said...

I wish we had chipmunks down here. Don't know why. We have squirrels.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Love me some chipmunks!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH BENNY!!!!!!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Every picture my "Aw!" got louder. :)

Jayne said...

Oh my gosh- the red-devil-eyed bunny monster! That is freaky! Love the little tot w/her tongue out. Too, too cute. ;)

ds said...

Love chipmunks. Yep--this post has definitely got a triple-digit Cute Factor. Except for Bunnicula...

Friko said...

Devilish bunny!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images dear Hilary, that chipmunk is truly the cutest one I have ever seen, how did you ever manage to capture that.;)
Cute children too.;)
xoxo

sage said...

You're right, that bunny is evil looking. But the rest of your photos are cute!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Definitely a lot of cuteness here.

SueAnn said...

Definitely lots of cuteness!! Love the chipmonk pics!! So adorable
Hugs
SueAnn

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your posts always lighten my mood. Thank you. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the wagging tail of a dog. Dang, the eye of that bunny looks like pure evil. Ha! Great pics.

Maggie May said...

Your squirrels are so pretty compared to our plain greys.
Beautiful little girl.
Benny has stolen my heart (as long as he doesn't touch my rabbits!)
Red eye in rabbits always seems to spoil a picture even when I snap in daylight. Must remember not to use a flash. Your rabbit does look lovely though in spite of the eye!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mental P Mama said...

Adorableness, too.

Anvilcloud said...

They're all cute -- except for the bunny in that particular picture.

SandyCarlson said...

These Benny and the little dude photos are wonderful. Benny and Clyde should go hunting together!

Those kiddie shots warm my heart.

Linda said...

I can't look at Benny without smiling. And I love the shot of the chipmunk on the wall. They're all wonderfully captured.

25BAR said...

Very nice! I haven't seen a squirrel in a while...

blueviolet said...

Those darling children are the cutest!

So cute how Benny gets so excited about the little scampering friends.

Anita said...

Couldn't help but notice how Benny is flashing his little hiney. :)
What an adorable and fun set of cuteness!

Barbara said...

That was a whole lotta cute! Except for the demon eyes, of course.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is some serious cuteness today! The kids are darling.
xo jj

Barb said...

I'm sure that last photo is one of Lucinda B. Rabbit's long lost relatives. Benny is always so expressive - as is Lilly.

Kappa no He said...

Benny! And Lily is an absolute doll. You could just fall into those eyes. Also, your squirrels are much more handsome than the ones we had in Omaha. ^^v

(Thanks for POW for my last blog post!) (^o^)/〜

Shrinky said...

Oh, that capture of the squirrel bathed in sunlight is absolutely wonderful. I always leave this blog with a smile on my face!

photowannabe said...

Glad I got my cuteness fix for the day.
Great capture of the Chippie in the golden shaft of sunlight.
Your sweet little neighbor is darling, especially with that drip on the bottom of her chin.

SandyCarlson said...

Back for this one!

I don't want to be inappropriate, but the Benny butt shot cracks me up. Something about those sassy little dogs and their sassy strength.

TSannie said...

That bunny has a "sunset" in his eyes. That's all!
Now Lily? Most beautiful girl-child. But the walleye? That filet has my heart - at least my culinary heart.

Hilary said...

Thank you, everyone. I've been terrible about responding to comments lately but please know that I appreciate each and every one of your kind remarks very much. :)

Glo said...

No amount of cuteness is an overload :) Such a joyful post! Chipmunks are sweet looking - used to feed them in Jasper when we camped as kids. Bunny is an eyeful - no need for red-eye reduction though :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! what a cute little girl!
she's so beautiful!!

i loved this post! great narration and the photos are absolutely stunning!
great composition and colours as well.

betty xx

Kerry said...

You're right, that bunny is downright scary! Made me forget what I was gonna say about "cute."