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Squirrel in the garden on a stone cross, June 01, 2022

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. Coming down from a case of covid, we haven’t been very far in the last week. From our chairs, looking out the living room window, we can watch the immediate world unfold a few feet away on the other side of the glass.

Our cheeky squirrel is back taunting the dogs and looking for birdseed. I removed the birdseed then it took to eating some of the plants instead. We enjoy watching his crazy antics on the fence and climbing on the old Celtic cross we have in the garden. We draw the line at the plants though, and let the dogs out. They can’t catch him but get a little exercise in the chase. The squirrel and our aged dogs seem to enjoy the whole game. I’m sure if the dogs caught up with it, it wouldn’t be pretty.

Here’s a picture from a few years ago when the critter was much younger. Not much has changed including its bold behavior.

Squirrel on a stone cross
Squirrel on a stone cross, San Cristobal, NM
Squirrel on a stone cross, San Cristobal, NM
Saying its prayers, San Cristobal, NM

Getting better and better each day. Things should be back to normal soon, as normal as normal can be.

As always thank you for looking and all the comments and compliments. G

17 thoughts on “Squirrel in the garden on a stone cross, June 01, 2022”

  1. Always like to see your photos especially around the home…….and we hope you will do well with the Covid. Thanks for the blogs…….Jay and Carolyn Schlegel

    • Thank you so much, Jay, Carolyn. Feeling better now. By most standards it’s been fairly mild. Thank you for your compliments on my work. I hope you and Carolyn are well. G

    • Doing good. It wasn’t too bad. In fact it felt like allergies. Got a little tired. Thank you, Mark. Have fun in Santa Fe. See you soon! G

  2. Nice of the squirrel to sit for a portrait. Unaware that you got hit with Covid. Take it easy and get better quickly. jim

    • I was unaware too. But Pam has it so I figured I did too. Got a test and yes, positive. Doing good. Felt like allergies. Thank you, Jim. G

  3. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your world.
    Hope the Vivid flu isn’t hitting you to hard.
    I am moving to the White Mountains in AZ! I will be gone by the 24th of June. I will enjoy seeing Taos and the areas around, for a long time through your beautiful work!
    You have always been an inspiration!

    • Changes for the better I hope. I really appreciate your following my work through the years and looking forward to seeing your pictures from the White Mountains. Doing well here. The Covid didn’t amount to much.Thank you, Janice. G

    • Feeling better, a lot better today! Thank you, Bob. Our squirrels are about to be introduced to hot pepper, onions and jalapeño spray. G

    • 1 ½ quarts of water
      1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
      2 chopped onions
      1 chopped jalapeno pepper

      Boil the water and add all ingredients to the pot. Stir the mixture for approximately 30 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the liquid cool. Once the combination is at room temperature, strain it so that the vegetables separate and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Spray the hot pepper spray on and around surfaces you’d like the squirrels to stay away.


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