Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rufus the Red and Posts of the Week

He's one of our favourite visitors around here.

little red guy what seed
Rufus the Red Squirrel.

not squirrel proof
Well, we assumed there was just one of him, until one day, Frank went outside to scoop up some seed to scatter for the birds, and he noticed him working away at creating this hole in the container which housed food for the birds and deer.

He shooed him off and was about to bring the container indoors when out popped another little red head and he scurried off like the first one.

little red guy4
So, there are at least two of these cuties around but we tend to call them both Rufus since they've never been seen together since.

Hopefully though, one of them is a Rufette. It would be kind of nice to see some wee ones skittering about.

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And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.



by Tabor
at  One Day at a Time

I Found This Bunny For You
by Chicken
at The Chicken's Consiglier

Taking Time to Pay Respect
by Jim
at Suldog

Will Searches for Cursive Documents Top Lady Gaga?
by Slamdunk
at Slam Dunks

by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words



by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

My New Neighbour
by Dianne
at Do You See What I See?

The Stealthy Fishing Bird
by Daniel
at The Pixel Collective

An Assortment
by Keith
at Holdingmoments

Childhood Revisited
by Karen and her husband
at Spokalulu

Celebrate a Brand New Day
by Nortehanon
at Daydream Believer

Lunar Eclipse
by Karen
at What Karen Sees



Buddy No More...
by Jackie
at Teacher's Pet

Today is Autism Awareness Day
by Linda
at Ye Olde Crones Gazette

Blissfully Unaware
by Slamdunk
at Slam Dunks

White Pelicans
by Steve
at Out on the Prairie



I Hope She Said Yes

by Daryl
at Through My Eyes


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


Unknown said...

Smart squirrels--they separate and move onto the food! Great new blogs to check. Have a nice weekend, Hilary!

Cloudia said...

I like your friend(s).

Now off to check out these POTW!

Thanks, Hon

ALOHA from Honolulu


Linda said...

What? You want little squirrels? They'll eat everything!

ADRIAN said...

Great to see the Red. They seem to be increasing here now.

Bob Bushell said...

It is a beautiful Squirrel, and you have a fantastic work with the camera Hilary.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I know the red ones are naughty, but red squirrels are so cute!

Out on the prairie said...

Rufus is smart, they can figure out lots. Thanks for the POTW

DJan said...

You're quite good at photographing those squirrels. I think yours are prettier than mine, which little a bit mangy. Not so for your guy Rufus... :-)

Country Girl said...

I would gladly send you some of our squirrels. George is always chasing them out of the yard and off the feeders. Very nice photos of yours!

Anvilcloud said...

Oh, what imps!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The first photo couldn't be more perfect! Rufus really pops against that background.

Rob-bear said...

Aside from the fact that squirrels can be very destructive, they can be a lot of fun! I hope you have as many as you can handle.

Blessings and Bear hugs. Shalom.

stephen Hayes said...

Squirrels are industrious little bandits. I'll be sure to check out these blogs. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Gosh the squirrels are lucky to have you for their people of choice......cute little boogers. Lots of good stuff to read....thanks for that as well. Oma Linda

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those precious little gnawing varmints!!! :)

will visit to potw later this aft!

Rosaria Williams said...

What a generous spirit you share!

Slamdunk said...

Thank you Hilary for giving me the spotlight along with Rufus! I'll be checking out your other honorees.

I appreciate your kindness. Enjoy your weekend.

messymimi said...

Trust me, there's a Rufette around somewhere, and you need to store everything in metal containers with rubber gaskets to keep out moisture. It's the only thing they can't chew through. Cute little cusses, but dangedly destructive.

Red said...

I'm afraid I don't share your idea of the cuteness of squirrels. They go after more than plastic seed containers. They maybe cute but if they were only not a nuisance.

Lisa Gordon said...

They really are clever little ones, especially when it comes to food!

I wish you a wonderful weekend, Hilary.

Brian Miller said...

ha. if there is a rufette....they you might need a more sturdy container to hold off the army....smiles...

will give a read around to the POTW this evening...

Anonymous said...

Those little reds are very mischievous .

Suldog said...

Thank you, my friend. I'm always honored to be included here.

Val said...

As a goodwill gesture, I would like to send you some possums as playmates for your squirrels. They come into the garage through the cat door so they can eat the cat kibble. And their bathroom habits leave a little to be desired.

Kathy said...

What wonderful photos of this little imp! They are so entertaining, even when they're raiding our bird feeders!

Jackie said...

You know... I do not like squirrels. Never have, 'cause I think of them like a "tree rat." BUT, I have to admit that when I see these photos, I have to say, "Awww. Cute as a button!." (And that's saying a lot for me to even admit that.) Says a lot about your photographic skills, too. Wonderful, as always.
When I grow up, I want to take photos just like you.
Thank you for including me among those receiving Posts of the Week. I appreciate that so much.
Have a lovely and blessed Easter, Hilary.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hilary-thank you for the recognition-I appreciate that. Rufus reminds me of the Newhart show when they had the Inn in Vermont. There was Darryl, and then his brother Darry., and then his other brother Darryl....Also, aren't all George Forman's kids named George? They sure are cute.

ellen abbott said...

We have a couple that assault the bird feeder and the tea cup. I wouldn't mind their visits to the tea cup so much if they didn't scatter so much when they land and leap.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Ah, Rufus! He has such an expression about his face... a cute troublemaker to be sure.

Thank you for your kindness in the award!

Maggie May said...

Naughty Rufus!
Very good photos of these little rascals. Wouldn't want one in my roof though. Everyone's eworst nightmare!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

holdingmoments said...

Cute ............... but destructive little things.

Thanks for the mention Hilary.

Magia da Inês said...

Bonitas fotos.


P░Á░S░C░O░A !!!

Betty Manousos said...

that little guy made me smile!

happy passover, my dearest!


Along These Lines ... said...

Bad Rufus! We had naughty squirrels in our attic until....... we moved.

Jenn Jilks said...

Red squirrels are such trouble!!!
I have a garbage can just like this!
Yes, we are quite a bit warmer, and further south than you are. It makes a difference as we are usually 5 degrees warmer than Muskoka and Ottawa.
Rabbit was in eating my crocus last night. sigh.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Grayquill said...

I've been told squirrels are just cute rats. I have squirrels and have been know to feed the cute little creatures but rats... they are shot on sight. I guess it helps to be cute.

Lisa said...

Your going to have your hands full and your camera. They are cute. Wonderful shots.
Happy Easter if you celebrate.

Unknown said...

Great captures of the naughty fella. Hard to hate 'em when they're so cute!

Dan said...

The type of critter you can love, hate or both. They're certainly entertaining and have a knack for creating all sorts of havoc.

Thank you!

Sharon Wagner said...

Was that the Easter bunny in your post? Or do I need glasses. Squirrels should really be some holiday mascot.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Loved the snaps of Rufus/Rufette. It's a good thing squirrels are so cute, otherwise, we'd be cussing them up one tree and down another. I have never owned a squirrel-proof container. Their teeth must be like razors!

Daryl said...

awww... thank you ... i wish there was a way to find out if she said yes

Gail Dixon said...

Even though squirrels annoy the dickens out of me, I have to admit they are cute. You took some beautiful photos of them!

Congrats to all the POTW winners!!

Anonymous said...

What lovely shots of the squirrel.

Kerri Farley said...

Sweet shots of the squirrels :)

Indrani said...

Cute Rufus! I like the poses.
Congrats to all the winners of the week!

Rita said...

I just love squirrels! They can get into everything and take over bird feeders, but I just adore them. My father would disagree--LOL! ;) I'm glad you love them, too, and hope to see many more pictures of Rufus! :)