Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunflower Seed Snack









Recently, I put a sunflower seed head outside my studio window 

with the chipmunks in mind.  

That is, until this young squirrel laid claim to it. 

Over the course of a few days, 

section by section, he ate every last seed.






























Now he keeps showing up at my window, looking for more. 





As if there weren't enough acorns.  

He was cared for quite well enough before I came along.





All the creatures look expectantly to You

to give them their meals on time.

You come, and they gather around;

You open Your hand and they eat from it.


Psalm 104:27, 28






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About the image processing: 
on the first 2 images, I used Kim Klassen's wonderful textures--
Phoebe, Music lovin', and Serious Magic.
Thanks, Kim!






And thanks to Lisa Gordan for hosting a group of creative photographers.
Click on either button to see others.


31 comments:

Leanne said...

Love that squirrel, very cute. Love the textures in these shots.

Cedar said...

These are lovely! That first one is just perfect--like an illustration! Great work!

Jan said...

oh my gosh he's so CUTE!!!

Kia and Zeno said...

Awwww, she is simply adorable! :)
Beautiful shots and texture work.
Happy day!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

beautiful fall images; sharp and excellent composition. very special. thank you, kareninkenai {texture tuesdays}

Nadege, said...

So very cute, lovely images.

Paddy\'s Daughter said...

Beautiful shots!

Light Trigger said...

amazing photos!!!! love the second one: sunflower on the floor dead and withered and squirrel near it! great processing as well!

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Anki said...

Oh, these were very nice pictures.

Jeanne said...

these are absolutely adorable, and what a great capture on this personable squirrel. Jeanne

Ruth said...

Hehe! Wonderful, that squirrel is happy! Great pics and processing too :)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Great captures and I love your use of texturing.

Marcie said...

These are just too sweet. Love 'em!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I just love the free entertainment you get right outside your window. Wonderful images. V

Leah C said...

Sweet squirrel...great "capture":) Love the texture, too!

lisa said...

Connie, this is a wonderful set of photographs! The look on that little face in the second one is just priceless!!

Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!

lisa.

Heather said...

Love this! Great shot and texture

Anna said...

Hi Connie,
What charming captures of this cute little character! Looks like you've got a new friend :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The softness of your images, the precious quality of the little charmer Squirrel, taking it some energy food, really sweet~

Pat said...

These are the sweetest photos - I like the text you've added too.

pens and needles said...

Most everyone else has commented on your photo (which is delightful!) but I am taken by that verse. I must confess I was not aware of it before now, and I love it used with this photograph. Somehow it makes me feel a little better about the investment I make in feeding the birds and squirrels in our back yard...something which gives us great pleasure but has also felt somewhat like an indulgence.

deborah said...

and I agree that the photography is fantastic, and your choice of using a Psalm for your quotation a perfect fit!

Pat said...

What an adorable little squirrel! You've captured him beautifully!

Sivinden said...

What a cute squirrel:) Love the natural textures and the ones youv've added. Great work!

Rosie said...

Such fantastic captures! I love all the details and also your texture processing!

Barb said...

Oh that squirrel is precious! fantastic photo and the textures are perfect!

Sheila said...

So adorable! These are great captures and lovely texture work.

Jeanne said...

Connie I hope you have a great Thanksgiving also!

yvette said...

I can only imagine, what a wonderful enchanting moment with this little guy at your window. A great capture, a fantastic photo!

missing moments said...

I love that squirrel eating the sunflower. Never thought to give them an actual sunflower! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

How delightful! Good thinking to place in near your window, you have some beautiful photos now!