Nice To Meet You, Mr. Squirrel

Sweet Shot Day

Linking this post to Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Get ready for storytime, kids. Don’t worry, it’s short.


We had a problem.

A very very serious problem.

Until a few weeks ago, when Mr. Squirrel came along.

What was our problem you ask? It was an acorn problem.

We have these super old, big, tall oak trees and not only do they shed leaves, they leave us a ton of acorns that are quite the pain to clean up.

But since Mr. Squirrel came along, life has never been the same. You see, he eats our acorns.

Mmmm, doesn’t it look tasty?

Nom nom nom, sure is tasty!

You don’t like it when people watch you while you eat, do you?

Nope, sure don’t!

Mr. Squirrel is happy, we are happy, everyone’s happy!!!


P.S. I don’t think I ever properly introduced my new Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 lens to you, the lens I used to take all the above photos.  Lens meet blog, blog meet lens.

Happy Tuesday!


  1. January 18, 2011 / 12:15 am

    Hee, hee So cute!

  2. January 18, 2011 / 12:18 am

    Hey nice shots. The wildlife in my garden are very camera shy and I really struggle to get shots like these.


  3. January 18, 2011 / 12:26 am

    oh how cute πŸ™‚ and great photos too!

  4. January 18, 2011 / 1:18 am

    So, so cute! I’m glad your tree provides him with meals aplenty πŸ™‚

  5. January 18, 2011 / 4:45 am

    Those pictures are beautiful. I love them. Congratulations on your new lens : ) and on clearing up the nut problem : )

  6. January 18, 2011 / 5:45 am

    LOVE IT! Glad you are lovin’ that lens too!

    I am so in love with my 100mm 2.8L!!!


  7. January 18, 2011 / 6:35 am

    What adorable photos and such a cute story. My senior mom has several little squirrel friends who help her with her gardening and I know she’d like it as well. I’m afraid, though, that my easy to use digital camera does not have extra lenses, so I’ll have to warn her I’ll not be able to get such great close-ups. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing them for us to enjoy on this Sweet Shot Tuesday.

  8. January 18, 2011 / 6:46 am

    Zoom lenses are always fun! Once a squirrel got trapped in our house and ruined at the blinds trying to get out and it was just insanity trying to get him out! At least this squirrel was safely outside πŸ™‚

  9. January 18, 2011 / 7:35 am

    Excellent story, Sandy! I’ve always loved animals going about their daily business.

  10. January 18, 2011 / 7:36 am

    Nice to meet you, lens! You do a great job πŸ™‚
    And glad to hear Mr. Squirrel has your acorn situation under control!!

  11. January 18, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Love the pictures shot with your new lens! Looking forward to seeing more of your future pics shot with this lens!

  12. January 18, 2011 / 7:57 am

    A) Totally envious of your new lens. πŸ™‚

    B) Your squirrel friend reminds me of our own little squirrel friend we found clamoring around our attic. Creepy and funny to hear him, and luckily we had a have-a-heart trap to rid our stowaway.

  13. Chrissy
    January 18, 2011 / 8:52 am

    Uh, I love your lens!!

    How cute is Mr. squirrel! Such a sweet post!
    Have a great day!

  14. January 18, 2011 / 8:57 am

    love the new lens! and thanks for introducing us to mr. squirrel. he’s a cutie!!!

  15. January 18, 2011 / 9:03 am

    Hahaha…ummmm I hate squirrels. They are the devil around here. They torture my pup! They are evil. But glad this one is there to help ya’ll πŸ˜›

  16. January 18, 2011 / 9:10 am

    Love this, so cute.

  17. January 18, 2011 / 9:29 am

    First off: That squirrel is SOOOOO cute!!! I love all the different photos and how you really captured the little fellow!!
    Second of all: When I talk to my cats, my mum or someone else that is around, always answers for the cat. So I will say: Are you cold? It’s a little cold in here, are you warm enough?” and someone will say something like, “Nope, how about tucking me into the blankets, mom?” πŸ™‚
    Your post TOTALLY reminds me of this interaction!!! πŸ™‚

  18. January 18, 2011 / 9:31 am

    Adorable! Loving his big fluffy tail! Now that I live in a place no longer over-run by squirels I can appreciate this πŸ™‚

    xo Mary Jo

  19. Natalie
    January 18, 2011 / 9:37 am

    I love when posts make me smile ear to ear. I love that last photo with his back turned! So neat you got to capture him so closely!

  20. ζ₯ζ₯Lai
    January 18, 2011 / 9:38 am

    aww, this is so cute! I like squirrels! These are great shots and your lens is awesome!

  21. January 18, 2011 / 9:52 am

    Aah the squirrel is so sweet and the photography is fab!

  22. January 18, 2011 / 10:15 am

    I want to learn how to use a cool camera like that! And I love Mr. Squirrel! I would make him my pet πŸ™‚

  23. January 18, 2011 / 10:20 am

    This could so be my back porch. Some days we could have over half a dozen squirrels back there. Even your railing looks like ours. Cute post.

  24. January 18, 2011 / 10:44 am

    Very cute:) And awesome takes really great pictures, have fun with it!

  25. January 18, 2011 / 11:14 am

    WOW you are SOO flipping good with your camera! I’m here via SST… and I loved watching that squirrel in motion! Those cute little guys bring us joy don’t they?

  26. January 18, 2011 / 11:15 am

    haha! such a cute squirrel and story! πŸ™‚


  27. ChantaleP
    January 18, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Lol! So cute! Hey I just did the 3boybarians Sweet Shot Tuesdays too. Didn’t realize this was part of it! Was my first time today.. : )

  28. January 18, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    toooo adorable! and love ur new lens!

  29. January 18, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    Such cute pictures!! I love that the squirrel has solved your problem and that he’s a happy camper!

  30. January 18, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    Too cute! Love the photos, especially the last one. πŸ™‚

  31. January 18, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    That is so cute! Thanks for posting it. I love squirrels.

  32. January 18, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    what a cute post!
    that is very economical of him! haha

  33. January 18, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    holy new lens batman! that think is quite the mini telephoto. oh, what am i saying? my telephoto is 75mm to 300mm and is twice as big! haha!
    anyways, congrats on capturing the elusive squirrel on camera. we haven’t had the luck yet… πŸ˜‰

  34. January 18, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    i need a new lens – looks like that one is great! love the shots!

  35. January 18, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    He’s stinkin’ adorable!! We (me + the cats) love to squirrel watch on our balcony, thier fluffy little tails just crack me up!
    Great lens, too. Those shots are perfection!

  36. January 18, 2011 / 4:24 pm

    hahah um this is so cute! glad that squirrel is taking care of your acorn problem πŸ™‚ xoxo jcd

  37. January 18, 2011 / 4:26 pm

    So cute!!

  38. January 18, 2011 / 7:01 pm

    These are some amazing shots!! And with some super perky/fast-moving animals like squirrels no less!!



  39. January 18, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    hahaha i love this story! happy squirrel, happy sandy

  40. January 18, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    These are adorable, amazing pictures. What a cute little squirrel!

  41. January 18, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    What an adorable little fella!

  42. January 18, 2011 / 9:36 pm

    Wow, great shots! He looks so loveable.

  43. January 18, 2011 / 10:14 pm

    your camera quality is amazing! the squirrel is so adorable hahahaha. your blog is lovely, by the way

    xx elle

  44. January 18, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    Aw, haha! That last picture of him is too cute.

  45. January 19, 2011 / 2:57 am

    Ah ah, what a sweet story! The last photo is great!

  46. January 19, 2011 / 7:30 am

    Awww how precious!!!!

  47. January 19, 2011 / 7:35 am

    Love taking photos of nature and all that is in it! It must be squirrel week because I caputred a photo of one last weekend…but he was eating Glutin Free Waffles!
    Nice to meet you lens!

  48. January 19, 2011 / 8:55 am

    Haha, you are so cute! And so is your little visitor! I’m glad you have someone to help you with those acorns :]

  49. January 19, 2011 / 11:15 am

    Great shots and I’m glad Mr. Squirrel is taking care of the acorns! The images of him on the deck eating an acorn are adorable. I want to get an SLR camera in the worst way.

  50. Jstoner
    January 19, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    This was fun. Thanks for sharing. That is one well fed squirrel

  51. Cindy
    January 19, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    OH he’s adorable! Believe it or not when I was a kid I had a pet squirrel that looked just like him (except he was much fatter)…his name was Chubby! Thanks for sharing these awesome pics! πŸ˜‰

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