#147 – Furry Foliage

Photo taken: October 15, 2015

Squirrels tend to be universally cute, but not all photos of them are created equal.  Sometimes the backdrop catches the happy center in the right side of your brain even moreso than the critter.  The photos I take of squirrels in mid-autumn usually have the extra added bonus of containing the colorful foliage that defines the season… and this is my absolute favorite “squirrel in front of a beautiful background of pretty leaves” photo.  The leaves are a mixture of green and yellow, and perfectly glow in the sunlight creating a backlit effect almost like that of a Lite Brite.  You can almost be forgiven if you didn’t quite notice the squirrel at first…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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17 Responses to #147 – Furry Foliage

  1. it looks like the doorman or a popular dance shack… sorry deeeeeer…only for members today…

  2. Trisha says:

    Oh yes, this one has the beautiful light and colors of fall and then that adorable little face peering right at the camera. Gorgeous! It’s reminiscent of my favorite month, September.

    • Here, September is kind of like March in that it’s not quite as advertised. “Oh ho! So you thought summer was over, did you? Well, try this week long stretch of 90’s on for size!” The Fall color and weather doesn’t really start until October. But at least the kids go back to school today (Yes, August 8th!) so one part of summer feels like it’s done…

      • Trisha says:

        Sometimes September is hot and dry just like August here. But our “rain switch” can get turned on anytime from mid-September on so I’ve learned to not count on October being glorious and beautiful. I think it was October of 2016 when we only had 4 sunny days in October. That’s when I decided I had better appreciate September’s beauty and not count on seeing any in October!

  3. draliman says:

    He looks a perky fella.
    “squirrel in front of a beautiful background of pretty leaves” – bit of a mouthful but if that’s what you want to call your masterpiece…

  4. Autumnal light has such a glow about it. My favorite time of year. Especially for photo taking. 📷

  5. That is just beautiful. LOVE the sun in the leaves and the light!

  6. I think it’s one of those “perfect shots” that doesn’t happen very often….right amount of color on the leaves, with the right amount of sun backlighting them, AND the ever-alert squirrel guy watching the ever-alert photographer take his photo!

    Pam

  7. noelleg44 says:

    Do you think he meant to pose with such a lovely backdrop?

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