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 wet, 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!
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.
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…
Have a great weekend, everyone!