Monday, October 15, 2007

Au naturel

Wetlands in my community

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."
~e.e. cummings

"Strange animal facts" #8
It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!

15 comments:

Moi said...

Those squirrels always look like they are on a mission...now we know what it is :)

freefalling said...

Stupid squirrels!
You'd think by now, they might have developed some evolutionary facility to overcome this!
Although, my husband hasn't sufficiently evolved to overcome domestic blindness, so what can you expect from a squirrel?
Then again, there is a greater reward in squirrels' lack of evolutionary progress (ie: forests) - I wonder what are the benefits of Vince's evolutionary shortcomings?

Nikon said...

I love the photo, Isabella - looks so nice & warm there :)
Squirrels are cute!

oldmanlincoln said...

We usually have 15 to 20 gray squirrels here every morning. They eat about a quart of sunflower chips put out in different locations on the ground. Then they also want and eat some raw peanuts in the shells and those attract blue jays. The blue jays pick them up and find a place to hide them in the grass by placing a leaf on top of the peanut. Sometimes those also sprout and grow.

I like your nature photo a lot. It has all the colors of the rainbow in it and would be an inviting place for a lot of wildlife.

Frank said...

If I had any, I certainly would never forget where I buried my nuts. But wait, maybe I used to have some and buried them and now I forgot all about them.
What does this mean?

Kate said...

Squirrels? What squirrels? Are they in the picture? (I'm only kidding; I like the wetlands without squirrels). I like your new avatar, too. Not as sexy as the former, tho.

Dsole said...

i love squirrels for what they do!!
and your colourful pic reminds me of some amazing and vivid painting! great colours!

Jilly said...

Gorgeous wetlands. Love to be there. Love the poem too.

Maybe the squirrels will get the Nobel prize next year?

Victoria said...

Interesting fact about those squirrels, and what a lovely photo too. I love how densely packed everything is.


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Sonia said...

Love the photo, Isabella!

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Sonia said...

Beautiful photo, Isabella!

JAM said...

I love the photo! I've been on a tear lately, trying to learn about and appreciate and photograph the "real" Florida like this photo.

Mostly Florida is really wet and scruffly looking, but I've learned to like it. Besides, if I get tired of it, I can be on the beach 20 minutes from home, and less than that from where I work, so I get to see the ocean, my favorite thing, whenever I want.

Ming the Merciless said...

I guess we should award the squirrels with more nuts and seeds to eat and plant.

Lynette said...

Great photo, Isabella. Is there some sort of blue bird in the photo, top, just right of center?

That photo of the pooch is so cute--looks like someone who has been tagged and is counting to 100 before turning to look for the hidden friends!

I am intrigued by your 8 Random Facts, especially No. 1 No. 7. Thanks for taking time to read my lengthy post of facts--like I said, I get carried away when I'm enthusiastic about something, and I was on a roll, thinking and typing!