I found this squirrel digging for food underneath a rather colorful overhang of bright red leaves. And no, this wasn’t taken in Fall, but just a few weeks ago at the park. You’ll notice all the violets in the background that were the subject of last week’s Saturday Squirrel post. When I saw this tree full of red foliage, I was really hoping to catch a squirrel climbing through it…. but had to settle for one rummaging under its red roof. If anyone knows what kind of tree that might be that has red leaves in Spring, feel free to educate me in the comments!
Yellow dandelions, purple violets and red leaves? What colorful background will next week’s Saturday Squirrel be accentuating? We shall see. But until then….
Have a great weekend everyone!
I thought so too! So much pretty natural decor for my photos in Spring…
Lovely. It looks like a Japanese maple, very pretty tree.
I believe you are right! That does look like the tree at the park…
If he ever needs another place to stay, he can come to the inn near my place–it’s called the Dew Drop Inn! (*winks*)
I’d heard Dew Drop Inn in Charlie Daniels Band’s “Uneasy Rider” so many times and never realized it was a pun until your little wink just now! Boy am I dense!
It’s a great place to stay, second only to the Come On Inn😉
Those are new leaves on a Japanese maple – I have one right outside my window!
I wish I had something as colorful in my yard…
You could buy one that’s small for not too much and plant it. That’s how we started ours…
Wow, that’s a beautiful Japanese Maple specimen. No wonder the squirrel has such discerning taste.
Squirrels Have an appreciation for the finer things in life.
I’ve got a red bush.
Let me rephrase that.
I have a bush which has read leaves in the garden all year. I don’t know what it is, though. And it didn’t come with a squirrel.
And Mitzi has a pink bush…. what a coincidence!
In her garden, of course…..
We have a Japanese Maple in our garden…..it’s Teddy’s favorite place to hangout and keep an eye on things. I keep it trimmed like an umbrella and he can hide under there and harass passing squirrels (oops) and birds. The leaves are that color all year.
I was apparently the only one who wasn’t aware of the Japanese maple and its always red leaves. Even the squirrel knew and wouldn’t tell me!