Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Time for "Outdoor Wednesday" hosted by Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thanks Susan for again hosting this weekly event.


Our beautiful sunshine and clear blue skies were short lived in the MidSouth. This was my view while having my morning coffee - more rain.PhotobucketPhotobucket
Rain on the pumpkin - at least it is not frost!

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A while back I posted about the squirrels having their dinner in the hickory nut tree over my courtyard, and how the pieces fell everywhere. As it turns out, the broken pieces make for an easy meal for the chipmonks. I saw this little guy having a snack on my patio. They are extremely skiddish around here, due to the heavy cat population.Photobucket
This fellow was above my back door a few days ago, and he stayed up there a couple of days, then moved to the screen for another day or 2. Thought he was finally gone, then this past weekend he was on the door mat for several hours.

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Was sitting at the dining table yesterday and a squirrel was at my sliding glass door looking at me. By the time I picked up the camera, he took off. I guess the wildlife know the cold is not far off and are looking for a warmer abode.

This is my small contribution to "Outdoor Wednesday". Be sure to visit Susan to see what she and the other participants have to share this week.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Glenda

21 comments:

NM said...

What a cute little creature! I have never seen a chipmunk before. We saw squirrels in New York when we were there a couple of years ago-are chipmunks smaller than squirrels?
Have a lovely day and best wishes, NM.

A New England Life said...

What a lovely outdoor wednesday! Pretty view and a little wildlife to boot! I haven't seen a praying mantis is forever. Sounds like yours was playing a little game of 'where am I today?'

susan said...

Cute chipmonk, but those are the little varmits that eat my hostas from the bulb up--and I have SLOW, prissy dogs :) Still holding your reservation for the ark :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Hi, everything sure is wet for us midsoutherners isn't it? Great shots!! I'm surprised you could get any photos with all this rain.

LV said...

Love the little chipmunk fellow. They are so cute, but fast. You did good on capturing him. Great photos.

Bonnie said...

What a nice fall post. Looks like you had some rain. I enjoy my having coffee while watching it rain too. Just something relaxing about that. Thanks for the visit today.

{ L } said...

I LOVE RAIN!! You have such a fun area with the wall there! Your own little spot. :)

Amy said...

Great shots of the wildlife in your part of the world! Happy fall!!

Mary said...

You have an artists eye. Your photos are just wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

The White Bench said...

Looove that cute chipmonk!So sweet!! And your outdoor is fabulous, even with rain!
Have a great evening,
Monicax

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, I love the critters. The chipmunk is so cute.

Domestic Designer said...

Great rainy day pictures! Thanks!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Look at those fat little cheeks on the chippy. They are so cute.

Beth at Aunties said...

Wonderful fall photos. The sweet squirrel looked cold like I feel! Aren't Praying Mantis fun to watch? We used to have so many in our gardens..probably still do. I am just not out looking for them!
Try to stay dry and warm!

Donna said...

Beautiful fall pics. The chipmunk is too cute!
It is finally a beautiful day here!
Clear blue skies.

Stine in Ontario said...

Chipmunks are so much fun to watch but they are very afraid of cats and for good reason! Lovely post.

Kat said...

What great photos Glenda especially the shot of the mouse! to cute. Your wet pumpkin is really pretty all wet. Your garden area looks lovely. Have a great evening.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything looks so pretty and relaxing!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the photos! Especially the little chipmunk! I do not get to see them here but when I was a little girl in Connecticut they were all over the place and so much fun to watch.

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your courtyard is so charming. I can't believe you captured a photo of that chipmunk. So cute. (Maybe all of these critters are hoping for a chance to get on the ark with you!) laurie

Kat_RN said...

Lovely photos, thanks for sharing them with us.
Kat