Sneak submission for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Match Words with ch or ck.
First I’d like to offer you a baCKyard feast.
You can tell it’s raining because the squirrels’ tails are wet!
Here we have the CHesapeake Bay with a big tanker.
Here we have some branCHes in front of a big, blue sky.
Mustn’t forget to include the duCKs.
Last but not least we have a staCK of wood!
Ptchitkwitle, a squirrel and his friend, Tchuk were at their favorite restaurant. They loved the place because it was very close to home. In fact, the establishment could be found not more than three feet from the tree where they made a nest. Peanuts were the specialty of the house, uncooked and still in the shell. The sunflower seeds weren’t shabby either. Fare was brought by a human several times a day. Sometimes a special treat of bread crusts with peanut butter and jelly were to be found.
It was nice not having to wander too far for a good meal. Lack of exercise was beginning to take its toll on Ptchitkwitle’s figure. Even little Tchuk was beginning to balloon from skin and bones to a jellyroll.
This is the view from my back door. I am submitting this as my contribution for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt- Looking Out My Back Door It looks rather humdrum, doesn’t it?
Upon closer inspection, look who we have here!
I took both of these photographs yesterday (December 23, 2019). The squirrel was in my very front yard. The birds were at Hillsmere Beach. With the second shot, I just got lucky. I was taking pictures of the water of the mighty Chesapeake. When I got home and downloaded everything from the day onto my crummy Dell laptop, this picture caught my eye. I had to crop it down quite a bit. This is what was left! I call episodes like that “God moments.” That is when I can see God working in my life in ways that are tangible. I am linking this post to Betty Louise’s Animal of the Day challenge, December 9, 2019.
While I know this photograph isn’t likely to win any prizes, I thought it was an interesting capture nonetheless. The blurriness seems to emphasize the boundless energy that squirrels possess. I’m dedicating this post to my friend, Jez Braithwaite who has made photographing squirrels a fine art. You know it’s art when you tell yourself either, “I don’t get it” or maybe “That looks easy. I bet I could do that with my eyes closed!” A real artist always makes it look easy. Kudos, Jez!