Got nuts? #Wordless Wednesday #Wildlife Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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24 Responses to Got nuts? #Wordless Wednesday #Wildlife Wednesday

  1. Great pictures! I LOVE the second one! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Barbara. The second picture was my favorite too! In fact, I debated whether to call this “Hide-and-Go-Seek” … a while ago I took photos of squirrels racing up/down/around a tree trunk and planned to use the title “Hide-and-Go-Seek” … I have to locate those pics and I’ll use that title then. Their poses are so cute sometimes. (Honestly, I commented on my own and not to you this morning.)

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Made me laugh out loud. What a rascal!

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  3. Following you blog has made me appreciate squirrels more than I used to. You’d love how occasionally they knock on the patio door. 🐿

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks for saying that Sabine – I am sure some people think I’m nuts about my furry friends, but they are quite intelligent and I get a kick out of interacting with them. I watch them now burying before eating their peanuts. They are resourceful. I noticed today the Park has taken the picnic tables away … they always took them away in a fenced-in area for the Winter. Then they have left them there all year around the last few years – maybe to repaint them/do repairs? Hopefully, as I used to leave extra peanuts, not to mention cookies, applies pumpkins on/around the picnic table, safe from the weather under the roof, but more importantly, safe from the Cooper’s Hawks cruising around overhead.

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      • Humans rarely give animals credit for their intelligence. Maybe the tables are just getting repaired or weatherized and will be returned soon. We still have our Cooper’s hawk stopping by occasionally and I hope he doesn’t get any of the bunnies.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Humans fancy themselves far superior. Look at crows and ravens – even jays … all from the Corvidae family and very intelligent. They have the ability to reason – people use the expression “birdbrain” and that is incorrect. I’m hoping that is the case Sabine – it likely will mess up taking apples and pumpkins so I’ll hold off buying any for them. I’ll just get extra peanuts for them instead. I worry about the Cooper’s Hawks – they watch from the electrical towers and in the City, people reported seeing them teaching their young how to hunt and saw them swoop down for mice.

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      • There’s also “eating like a bird”. I’ve watched them eat and they chow down quite a bit of food in comparison to their body weight!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, they eat constantly – you are right … I’ve had several pet birds, and they eat all day long. And that is a caged bird who does not need the energy for flying.

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  4. Laurie says:

    They look so expectant! I wonder why!!! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I did a post one time I called “Great Expectations” as the photos showed several squirrels lined up looking at me, all standing like meerkats. They have me wrapped around their paw don’t they?

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  5. Sartenada says:

    Hi LInda.

    Masterful pictures! You have don excellent job!

    Have a good day!

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  6. DeniseinVA says:

    Hi Linda, I am new to your blog and am enjoying it immensely. You have photographed one of my favorite little tree rascals. They are always so entertaining. Beautiful photography!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Denise – thank you very much! I am having a lot of fun with it and I love taking pictures of my furry friends. If you like squirrels you will find them here for sure. I love these little rascals too and the Park where I walk during the week has the friendliest bunch of squirrels that beg shamelessly. I have had fun interacting with them and taking their pictures since I began going to this Park in 2013. I have one little guy, Parker, who always looks for me right away and thinks nothing of climbing up on my shoe and one time climbed up my sweatpants as I was taking a picture and he thought I was taking too long. 🙂 Here is a picture of him eating a Valentine’s Day cookie: https://lindaschaubblog.net/2020/02/14/its-valentines-day/

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  7. Diane says:

    He is saying where in the world is my peanuts!

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  8. bekitschig says:

    Aww, I could watch them all day!!!

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