Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Red Berries

Another sign of fall is all the little red berries that are appearing on the plants and bushes.


shiny red berries in the autumn


I found these ones down by the edge of the lake water. I don't know if the birds eat these ones, but they have been eating the ones we have in the back yard. The squirrels and chipmunks are also joining in.

I have one little red squirrel that breaks off a branch with the berries, climbs to a nook in a tree branch, picks all the leaves off, then eats each berry and discards the branch. Quite a pile of leaves and twigs are building up under that tree.

Of course, when I go out with the camera, he beats feet and is no where to be found. I think he is laughing at me because he watches me watching him through the window.





12 comments:

  1. Beautiful berry picture! I wonder what they are.
    Those little squirrels are rascals. I just wish my dog could climb a tree so she could catch one just one time.

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  2. I don't know what kind they are. We have a couple of feral cats around, and the squirrel outsmarts them too!

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  3. I am just mesmerized by the clarity and color of this photo. It invokes all kinds of happy memories and emotions for me. I had to smile about the squirrel you have. They are so funny. Now you need to catch a photo of the little rascal. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  4. Hello from New York! I love that picture of the berry. Very nice blog.

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  5. Love the way the colour of the berries stands out. Can't wait to see the photo of the squirrel that is bound to come soon ;)

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  6. I will try my best to catch that squirrel, Cindy, but he is pretty sharp.

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  7. Thanks, Jenty. I will try my best on the squirrel - perhaps I can persuade him with some peanuts or bread.

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  8. Those squirrels are fast and illusive, it's hard to catch them when you want to.. Give him some nuts :)
    Fruity

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  9. Fruity, I think bribery is the only option left - the nuts should do it!

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  10. Great pic, put a short circuit camera up there, that would be cool, lol.

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  11. What a beauty. We have barries like that too, but it is so hard to be artistic with barries we have, lol. Anna :)

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