Friday, April 29, 2016

Generation Z




This week, the newest generation of Eastern chipmunks have emerged from their dens, 
and they are discovering a bright and beautiful world.




From the time they are very small, they seem ready to work, eagerly digging on the patch of ground they call home...




...until they have replaced the green decor (so '80's) with some good Ozark dirt.




After all that redecorating, a pause by the air conditioner is in order.




 They are curious about everything; a blade of grass warrants investigation.




Their mother sent them to her favorite haunt from last summer, the raised garden, to make sure the grape tomato had been planted. (It had.) 
This year's plants are still small, and the young chipmunks thought it was a great place to play soccer, racing around the field like Mia Hamm.




Their cousins have a place on the other side of the house. 
After a stormy night, a timid peek out of one entrance to their fortress reveals downed sticks and oak tassels.


young eastern chipmunk


"Better grab my hard hat!"



Linking with Saturday's Critters


14 comments:

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots.

Susan (ABON) said...

Wonderful post! I love these tiny creatures and wish I saw more of them, but the only time I see chipmunks is when I travel north. Thanks for sharing, made me smile ;)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Connie! Adorable captures of the Chipmunk. I always enjoy seeing them in my yard. Cute post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Connie,
Very nice shots!! So funny!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Marleen said...

They are so quick and lively and fun to watch. Great captures!

jandi said...

Wonderful photos!

June Caedmon said...

Superb photos and commentary, Connie! How delightful!

Christine said...

Super sweet shots of these curious fun creatures!

Zizi Santos said...

Que bonitinho!
adorei a imagem!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're adorable little critters!

Margaret Adamson said...

Wekk isn't he a real cutie.

Brian King said...

LOL! Awesome photos! Cute little buggers!

Sharon K said...

I could do with an afternoon on your porch watching these little guys and chatting. Hope you are well. We think of you often!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

. Excellent images .. . So cute.. Cheers