The Nest is creating a virtual squirrel calendar and opening up the archive to find the perfect models for each month. My patient (very, very patient) readers are getting to decide for themselves which squirrels should be immortalized within this yearlong tribute to cuteness, and which ones should merely be awarded participation trophies. The candidates are getting better and better as we enter the heart of Autumn, the squirrel’s golden season!
Last week’s September squirrels were a particularly hard lot for you all to pick just one from! But there was still one squirrel who rose above the rest….
Short Branch was just so awesomely handsome, he clearly captured the majority of the squirrel loving public’s hearts! I think there are still some people not seeing the poll, because I know #4 got some love in the comments, yet showed up empty in the official results. That was neither here nor there, though, Short Branch is our squirrel who will see you in September…
And now we move on to the festive month of October! My archive is nowhere near as big as I suspected it would be for a prime Fall month… even none of the great photos I took just last week at the park and haven’t even shared yet on my blog made the cut. But I found a nice slate from the middle of the decade that I think you’ll love. Here are the candidates for the October calendar squirrel in chronological order…
#1. Vampire Squirrel (October 28, 2013)
#2. Cheering Squirrel (October 3, 2014)
#3. Squirrelshead Revisited (October 3, 2014)
#4. Sunlit Leaves (October 15, 2015)
#5. Taking A Rest (October 30, 2015)
#6. The Squirrelcoon (October 30, 2015)
#7. Enjoying The View (October 16, 2016)
And the winner is………………. up for you to decide! Vote now in the poll below! If you don’t see the poll below, say so in the comments and give me your choice! I want everyone to be accounted for!
Voting ends at the stroke of midnight on Halloween….. er, morning. Be sure to get your vote in before next Thursday before this poll turns into a pumpkin…
Oh just HAS to be Vampire Squirrel for the spooky month of October…..! But I (as usual) love all the photos for one reason or another.
It was very convenient that I took that picture in October, and I bumped it ahead of another photo from that same batch that I like better and which has the same silhouetted effect just because of the Halloween theme.
da vampire squirreeeeeeel!
Chomp chomp chomp!
I’m going with cheering squirrel. Not as holiday appropriate, but I like him!
Cheering squirrel is another favorite I like to reuse for a funny caption because he looks so darned enthusiastic!
Yay for cheering squirrel! 🙂
We say ‘give it a rest.’ #5 all the way.
Even squirrels get tired after a busy day of terror…
I like taking a rest squirrel. Cute squirrel, nice pic
He looks cute and refreshed…
Gosh Evil, how can anyone choose just one Cutie Squirrel?! Your not making this easy but I’m going to have to go with Vampire Squirrel because of Halloween of course. But they are all so cute!
This poll seems to have no real favorite… or at least, no one is running away with it yet. I can’t help it so many of the squirrels I take pictures of happen to be cute!
Once again you make the choice almost impossible. I voted for Vampire Squirrel (of course.) Nice squirrel art photo and so fitting for October.
The shadows are what really makes that picture. That was made possible by the fact that I took it after the sun came up in the morning, but before it was high enough to shine in the tree…
This is now difficult, so many suitable for October. Number 3 is my favorite, there is something really great in it, dark trees on both sides, light background and the best is the head. Please, bite for me again.
Your vote has been counted. I liked the cute head picture, so thanks for supporting it!
Cheering Squirrel all the way. So happy. So mood elevating! And October can be a bleak month sometimes, so a little cheer? Perfect. Good luck buddy!
He’s so damn happy to get his picture taken! If only all of the other squirrels I watch felt that way…
I voted number 3…although the carved, lit pumpkin at the beginning of this entry would actually be perfect..
If I put my squirrel o’lanterns up for the vote, none of the real squirrels would ever win…
I don’t see no stinking poll!
However, these are some great squirrel pics. I like Cheering, but I can see the whole squirrel clearer in Resting. So, I’ll go with Resting. This is going to be a fantastic calendar!
I’ll add your vote for Taking a Rest manually then. I’m a bit frustrated that the poll doesn’t seem to show up for everyone… I know WordPress switched polling apps sometime not too long ago, and apparently the old one was too good…
Thanks, ES, I appreciate it! I’ve never seen the poll so this might be my first vote to count. So, yay!
Three was funny but I reckon Cheering Squirrel is the most “Autumny”.
They’ve all got shades of Autumn in them (which they should, all being taken in October and all)… but the happy cheering squirrel would look good in any season. He’d be just as tickled if he were standing in a foot of snow…
Cheering squirrel was a good choice but I loved Sunlit Leaves and Taking a Rest squirrels too. They’ve all so cute! And Squirrelcoon – what an oddball he is. In addition to that crazy tail, he looks like he’s wearing an orange toupee as well. You have the most unusual squirrels there!
I’ll probably never see a squirrel as weird looking as Squirrelcoon again! Then again, just this year I saw my first blonde squirrel and squirrel with one ear, so I guess I should never say never!