This is the first part of my series commemorating The Nest’s upcoming 10th anniversary by looking back at my favorite squirrel pics from each full year of my blog’s existence. So first up, that year the Mayans long dreaded…. 2012!
It was the year I launched my comic strip, which lasted for five years and 281 weekly editions. It was the year Google pegged me as a prevert, but gave me plenty of fodder to launch the very first Sandy Awards. It was the summer The Nest turned into a desert, and also the year we got our first handful of faithful followers like Gentlestitches, Juliette and Merby.
2012 was also the year I first began posting weekly squirrel photos on Saturday, but not until early Fall. That means this collection will easily be the smallest of the ten yearly sciurine montages I’ve assembled, and since I still had my old camera with the crappy zoom, they aren’t as amazing as you’re used to….. but hey, we all gotta start somewhere! Let’s take a look at some of the cuties I caught nine years ago…
The first squirrel photo I took in the Evil Squirrel nest era, though I didn’t post it until my fifth anniversary in 2016.
This was the very first squirrel photo of mine that I ever posted on The Nest.
And this was the first of a handful of pics that made up what I consider to be the first Saturday Squirrel post.
This photo doesn’t seem impressive…
But this crop job would make an excellent motivational poster. Must keep reaching for the top!
Don’t let the date fool you… this was taken in December 2012.
Whoops! Must be the Super Dave Osborne of squirrels…
I don’t have the unedited version of this pic anymore… but adding dialogue to squirrel pics wasn’t uncommon in my early years.
Fun on high.
You can probably spot this squirrel looking at you…
But can you spot this squirrel looking at you?
This squirrel looks extremely excited….. or extremely pissed.
That’s a big nut…
How can you sit on that skinny twig and not break it!?!?
Fun in the…. well, what’s left of the snow.
And lastly, my most famous squirrel photo from 2012… and one whose mugshot you’ve seen every Saturday now for nine years!
Coming next Tuesday….. the squirrels of 2013!