Wet And Wild

Oh gosh! Hello everyone out there!

Oh gosh! Hello everyone out there!

Between December 26th and December 28th it rained, and rained, and rained, and rained, and rained even more for good measure.  While squirrels aren’t particularly fans of getting sqturday squirrel logowet, they’re not going to just hibernate in their nests forever and wait out a biblical downpour that may never end.  So with the rain still coming down a couple Monday mornings ago after 48 straight hours of the stuff, I noticed my backyard was bustling with almost as much squirrel activity as you’d see on a fair weather day.

So I grabbed the camera… but between it being just after sunrise and cloudy, it was pretty dark outside still and I’m too stupid to figure out how to take decent shots in low light.  Now while wet squirrel pictures are cute and funny in their own right, seeing the way these photos I took of them came out is creepily adorable!  Look at that squirrel in the top picture!  It almost looks like a smiley face squirrel!

Who needs those artsy fartsy filters that come with Photoshop?

Who needs those artsy fartsy filters that come with Photoshop?

These photos unintentionally came out to look like really cool impressionist paintings of squirrels!  Look at that happy little chunker up there!  He looks so happy… I’ll name him Buddha.

Eat your heart out, Bob Ross.

Eat your heart out, Bob Ross.

That accidental painting effect is even more noticeable in the photo above of the squirrel standing in front of a running stream my overflowing ditch.  Van Gogh would give his ear to be able to paint something this amazing…

As I’ve shown time and time again on this feature, sometimes my shitty photography can actually barf up some really cool looking images.  I thank these drenched, photographically brushstroked Saturday Squirrels for being the blurry faces of my latest crappy art show…

Time to vanish into my wormhole...

Time to vanish into my wormhole…

Have a great weekend, everyone!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Wet And Wild

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Coolness. We were inundated with rain, too, but our squirrels stayed inside. No chance for me to even try to snap a few impressionistic squirrel photos. I envy you having such cooperative squirrel models.

  2. yes… take that Bob Ross ( he is my enemy since I tried to paint with him. after 10 minutes I killed the canvas with the end of my brush and I threw the color palette agains the wall)

  3. fanrosa says:

    Okay, now you’re just fishing for new Sandy nominees with some of those tags….

    • I don’t believe I have ever had a search for “squirrels gone wild” before, and I’m a tad disappointed in that…

      The tags, oddly enough, don’t seem to mean much. Searches by tags won’t even pop up in my WordPress search engine…

  4. draliman says:

    What most people fiddle about for hours to achieve, you do quite by accident! Very cute little guys.

  5. Looks like you are going to wash away! We’re in Phoenix … and it has been raining …. pouring … hailing … all week!

    • Hail! Arizona has more white stuff on the ground than even we have. That is impressive! We were supposed to finally get our first snow of the year today…. but looking out the window, apparently that was just a tease. Or it all melted while I slept…

  6. Trisha says:

    Little Buddha is so adorable! These do look like an impressionist painting. Some of my favorite photos are ones that most photographers would consider a mess-up. I like ending up with something more abstract once in awhile. I hope your weather has improved so little Buddha and Smiley Face squirrel can dry their fur!

    • We had a whole week and a half of dry weather until this morning when it started raining again, and was supposed to change over to several inches of snow by this evening. I say “supposed” because quite obviously it didn’t! The only thing covering the ground is my Fall leaves…

  7. 1jaded1 says:

    Yikes. I’ve been thinking about you with the flooding. Yes, what were they thinking? Since following your blog I often wonder. Today, a squirrel tentatively approached the remnants of fireworks before skittering off. It was fascinating to see the “should i or shouldn’t i_”
    Happy Saturday.

    • I didn’t realize squirrels were such all-weather critters until I started paying attention to them. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor…. well, maybe gloom of night will prevent them from completing their appointed rounds. That would have been fun to see a squirrel playing with a spent firecracker. I always pick them all up out of my yard the morning after (And of course, none of them are mine… I hate fireworks!)

      • 1jaded1 says:

        Fireworks are evil. The dog in the apartment above me goes apecrap crazy and it is the owner who ligbts them off. We do have snow tonight. It’ll be interesting to see how the squirrels act tomorrow and the rest of the week. Night is saved for possums and skunks.

  8. gentlestitches says:

    Wheeeee! Apparently they like to have fun in any weather. 😀

  9. And to think people spend hours at the computer to create these effects!!

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