My Sunday Photo – 15th October 2017

Autumn trees and two squirrels scuttling along a garden fence

I  have often complained about the view from my window. Nothing wants to grow, every attempt so far at cheering it up has resulted in disaster. Maybe I should give up on the flowers and plants and paint the fence bright rainbow colours?

In my old home we had a brick wall at the bottom of the garden and one summer day I gave the kids all the tins of leftover paint I had and gave them free range to decorate the wall. The effect was lovely and it lasted many years. Even when my kids were adults you could still see their art work, faded but no less beautiful.

I wanted to paint the shed (otherwise known as my hubbies man cave.) I envisioned it in light green and then plant pots attached along the side. The shed is the main view from my chair and I’d love it to look prettier. On my worst days when I barely leave my seat, it would be so nice to see something other than a plain shed!

Anyway, I’m digressing and I’ve not told you about my photo. I like to take photos of the trees at the bottom of my garden. I call them my trees, but they are not really, they line the canal at the back of my house. I love to watch them change colour in the Autumn, lose their foliage in the Winter and then see it grow again in the Spring to full bloom in the Summer. They give us lots of visitors, usually birds. There are owls in there too and we can hear their ‘conversation.’ On a summer evening if you stand still and quiet in the garden, you may be joined by bats. The past week or two though we have been visited quite regularly by these two squirrels. They are very brave and come right up to my door. I’m pretty sure they have hidden some of their nut supply in my garden as they keep visiting over and over, despite my cats.

I wasn’t actually taking a photo of the squirrels, as I said before, I like to take photos of the trees and I just caught the squirrels by chance, scuttling away because I’d opened the back door.

I hope they have all they need now to keep them warm and well fed over the winter.

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  1. October 15, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Squirrels are the bane of my life – they have wrecked my tardis bird feeder and even broken into a squirrel proof one!

  2. October 15, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Oh they are naughty. I can't have bird feeders as I have cats, one of which is a great hunter. I'm surprised he hasn't gone for the squirrels but they are so fast.

  3. October 15, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Good capture of the squirrel even if it was by chance

    Thank you for linking up

  4. comfortspring
    October 15, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    It doesn't matter the geography of their roots, they are your trees and companions. That's how I feel about the trees I see in the distance.

  5. coombemill
    October 15, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Trees are the biggest giveaway of the season we are in. The squirrels photo bombing add to the scene of autumn.

  6. debsrandomwritings
    October 20, 2017 / 3:48 am

    Hi Anne, every Sunday I seem to miss your Sunday photo! I don't remember seeing this one. Those are two very cheeky squirrels! When we stayed with my sister they had a big fat one that hung around their garden too and their garden backed onto other gardesns… Go on paint the fence like a rainbow! How fun would that look and it's bound to make you smile every morning. Can you sit at the bottom of your garden and observe the goings on around the canal?… I like to see the changing of the tree with the season too. It's like a slideshow of the seasons.


  7. October 20, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    If the squirrels are burying the nuts then you'll be seeing plenty of trees soon. My parents are always pulling up hazelnut trees in their garden!

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