Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Y Stands for Yum!



YUM!

(Which way do I go? Which way do I go?)


As you can see, our neighbors' mulberry tree was loaded with berries!






YUM! YUM!

That was three weeks ago.

There are no more berries to be had.

(We do have some chubby squirrels, though!)

22 comments:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

He's pretty talented to hang by his feet and eat mulberries! Since I quit caring about the squirrels eating bird food, etc I find them much more entertaining. I used to get so annoyed with them.

Diana (Di) said...

ShadyG, last week while walking back to the potting shed, I heard an unusual 'cry'?... so I quietly walked back toward the sound for all I could think about were the quail... one might be hurt. There in the tree some 20 feet away was this squirrel looking at me and raising cain.. She must have had a nest close by to be so annoyed.

Kathleen said...

How cute. Even if you don't like them, you have to admire their flexibility skills.
I might have given them a run for their money ~ I love mulberries and haven't had any since I was a kid (picking them from the tree in my grandparents yard).

Rosey said...

When we lived in Nebraska, this was a common sight in our backyard. We had a very large M tree and it was always being ransacked by the squirrels. Not that I minded.

Shady Gardener said...

Catherine, Since I've experimented with sprinkling black pepper around (I think it's helping), I don't mind the squirrels as much either. :-)

Di, the squirrels raise havoc when we're in their territory, so to speak. ;-) (I guess we are...) At any rate, you're probably right! (I called your cauliflower red. Hmmm. Is fuscia a better description??)

Kathleen, That's what I thought. Flexible for sure! "Where there's a will, there's a way!" lol. I grew up on a farm in extreme north-central Iowa. We had a mulberry tree when I was young. We'd climb it, stuff ourselves with the berries and be purple for awhile!! ha.

Rosey, The birds make more of a mess if they get to the mulberries first. ;-)

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

That's funny !
They sure are entertaining.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Patsi! How are you?? I've not been "out and about" much, lately.

Tumblewords: said...

Wow - he's flexible and cute as a button. Excellent shots!

Gayle said...

What an agile squirrel. He certainly knows where the treats are to be found!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Squirrels rule!

Sweetums5 said...

Stopping by from ABC Wed. Great shots! Love squirrels.

Roger Owen Green said...

very resourceful beast!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Roger Owen Green said...

it's nature's way-

On behalf of ABC Wednesday, thanks for stopping by. Please come again! ROG

Rosemary said...

Agile squirrel as only they can .

Jay said...

What a very acrobatic little chap! Seems he likes mulberries! Lovely series of pictures.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

VW said...

We don't have squirrels in our neighborhood yet, the trees are too young. But I'm sure I'll be laughing and cursing at their antics in a decade or two. I guess you were happy that they ate the messy berries? Or maybe you were hoping to make mulberry jam (is there such a thing?).

Jingle said...

what vivid capture of nature and animals...

cutest y post.

Shady Gardener said...

Wish I could respond to each of you. Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. :-) Yes, we seem to have a LOT of squirrels these days (and cute-but-pesky chipmunks that like to dig tulip bulbs!). VW, Just you wait! ha.

Noelle said...

I have always loved brown squirrels. Their antics never fail to entertain :-)

Northern Shade said...

I like the shot where it's hanging upside down, and flashing that white tummy. I enjoy watching the squirrels gather spruce cones, and when they sit on a branch taking a cone apart.

Shady Gardener said...

Noelle, Would you believe we have black squirrels in town? You don't see them often, but I always wish I had my camera with me when I spot one!

Northern Shade, They are cute. I'd say they probably have to work harder to take a spruce cone apart! :-)

Chad and Brandy said...

When they find something they like to eat, it is almost impossible to keep them from it. Love them or hate them, they are entertaining.

Embrace the fuzzy tails and life will be much easier.