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Friday, November 20, 2015


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'S' is for 'squirrels'  

Yes, they are not simply my friends but worthy ones at that. In fact, about them, I can say ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Here, I must tell you that it is not that my liking for them has sprung out of the blue. It is decades old and thrived all along. The difference is: now I’ve started communicating the soft corner I nurture for them, in words as well as by imprisoning them in my camera, with tons of patience. They are so vivacious and ardent in their sprints that a single good shot is a filtered one from among many discards. I've written  a couple of eulogies on them since I started blogging.

Just see, how beautiful it looks gliding down the 'Neem' tree across our boundary wall. The furry grey tail, the clear brown and white stripes on the back, tiny eyes and aquiline nose turn it into a designer’s delight.  It is a marvel of nature, the way it infects you with the joyous liveliness of its bearing. It is apparently impossible to articulate its nimbleness and carefree persona.

Sometimes in the park, on a breezy, bright and sunny morning, I encounter them gamboling on the sidewalk and note their prompt jumps on the nearby trees, as my footfalls caution them. I keep watching their amusing and spirited capers in front of me. How they mesmerize with their ferocious mobility, which make them so distinctive and lovable creatures.

They do make me ponder about our loaded lives, beset with existential dilemmas. In addition, the compounding tensions of our daily lives compares poorly with their boundless vitality and goodness.This special gift of nature enlivens our environs by its uninhibited motion and enviable freedom. A quarter of an hour spent in their blissful company during my walk in the park, sets a melange of positive vibes for the whole day.

 Friends,welcome here as always!                                       


  1. What a wonderful species to keep our space occupied to convert it into blissful and joy! I too love watching squirrels and I always find peace at their chittering rather annoyed. Though I know squirrels make noise if they are in danger or threaten by any other, their shrill make feel nostalgic and recollect the memories of past.

    Beautiful write-up and dedication to your friends, squirrels :) Cool shot

    1. Thanks Jeevan for your wonderful comment. Yes, their continuous shrill sound pervades around, but you hardly bother about that!

  2. wonderful photo of a wonderful creature... always a joy to meet them

    Have a nice abc-day/- week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc.-w-team)

  3. I do like squirrels
    , Not far from where I live, is a place called Formby Pine Woods, Part of the British National Trust. There is a red squirrel reserve, well worth a google .
    The squirrels are delightful !

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  4. Wonderful post and a great story on your love of the squirrels. They can be entertaining to watch. Cute squirrel photo. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  5. he reminds me of a chipmunk. most of our squirrels are without stripes. very cool. hopped over from Eileen's critter party. nice to meet ya. ( :

  6. They are great fun to watch. Just not when in my house!

  7. At first glance I thought this was a lizard but no, it is a lovely Squirrel