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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


Sights but No Sound...

During Thanksgiving day, and waiting for the Dallas Cowboys game to begin, I took some time to sit in the sun out on the patio after the big meal. When I opened the door to step on to the patio, a squirrel was sittin' on top of the dog-eared fence slats; also enjoying the warm sun. He stared at me as I slowly backed into the house for my cellphone that was laying on the table 'cause I rarely take my phone out in the yard for fear of dropping it.  I tried ever so quietly to get outdoors again without it scurrying away. Well, he moved as I stepped out the door, but didn't leave. Instead he played what would probably be hide and seek - - squirrel style!!  See his nose on the last photo to the left [between the slats?]  He was watching me!!!!




Then, I take this road home very often. And I have had to stop at the traffic light almost as often. While I sat and waited for the light to change, I checked my text messages. Then, I looked to my left. Thing is, as I said, I've been here more times than I have digits on my fingers and toes...but I've never taken the time to read the side of the building at the corner/intersection! Lordy!!! Here's what I read:


OMG, indeed! How did I ever miss this? lol


If you ever go out to the thesaurus website you know that they give you other words -synonyms, right? Well, when I took an early morning walk on Black Friday, hoping that most people were out shopping in their frantic style. I had the trail to myself for the most part. Once I climbed uphill to the observation platform that faces to the bay water, I searched for birds. One particular area was very active. Spoonbills, Ibis, herons, osprey, and sandpipers were all congregated in a 'hotspot' for feeding! Then, along came a beautiful white bird. And it was being quite territorial. Made me think of the bigheaded bullies in the school hallway that continually picked on the minor students. Well, after 'developing' my photos in paintshop software, I had to laugh at one particular photo...



Thesaurus tells me:
bigheaded
adj egotistic
arrogant, conceited, egotistic, persnickety, snooty, vain, stuck up, pompous and more. But I think I hafta add EGRET even tho the term 'bigheaded' isn't quite fitting!!  Then again, POMPadour fits...so maybe pompous IS bigheaded.  I get myself into a big tizzy sometimes.

24 comments :

  1. Grey squirrels OK, red ones NOT. Good that you got to the "hotspot!" The egret shot is wonderful, but oh what a glare it is giving you!

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    1. South Texas squirrels are Fox Squirrels. That's all I know. lol

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  2. Hi Anni The squirrel certainly played with you. I love the egret photo at the end. And the sign promoting pants is hilarious. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. Glad to know you enjoyed the bit of humor today Jo.

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  3. Your last photo was a real cutie! Squirrels here are getting more brazen by the day... guess they don't know about small game season here! :)

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    1. I see squirrel stew in your area's future?!

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  4. This IS a funny picture! What kind of bird is he? These squirrel pictures are SO cute! Much better than a plain old picture of him!! That sign will sure draw attention...just what they want!

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    1. The bird is a snowy egret Ginny.

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  5. which ever word you use this guy is hilarious, he is saying WHAT? you taking a photo of me??? I love it. I like the peek a boo squirrel paws better than a traditional shot of one on a fence. this is toooo funny. I laughed at the paws and peeking and the bird shot. good job.

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    1. Good! Laughter is good. And that was my intentions.

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  6. Great shots - really made my Monday! Thanks for the laughs! x K

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  7. That squirrel is so cute!
    I saw some wonderful birds down south. I'm so happy!

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    1. I bet you saw some that were quite exotic!

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  8. That squirrel looks pretty cute, what you can see of him, while he plays hide and seek. That Bird has a wild and crazy hairdo

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    1. His hiding worked then, huh!?!!

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  9. That last shot is hilarious...and squirrels do play with you. A friend seen our Mama Squirrel and he told about watch a nephew and a squirrel play for a half hour...and I know for sure they tease. Mama Squirrel would get just over the fence where one of our dogs could see her...the one that would have killed her in a heartbeat....and she would just sit. But if our other dog was laying out there or sitting...she knew she was safe to go right up to her.

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    1. Indeed, they DO tease. But, what's comical is the mockingbirds chasing the squirrels!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! That squirrel thinks you can't see him.How funny is that!

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  11. The Egret looks cute with a bad hair day. When I lived in San Antonio the squirrels always teased my big dogs by running down the pecan tree almost to the barking dogs and then back up again.

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    1. I would love to watch THOSE squirrel antics!!! Too funny.

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  12. I never ran into any bargains like those...Coffee is on

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