by Jim and Melanie
An English proverb attributed to Francis Bacon, we didn’t expect to see this example. Jim baked Irish soda bread a few days ago. We had a soup party over the weekend since then. You know, it was super bowl weekend. Friends brought delicious bread and biscuits. Jim’s soda bread sat forlornly on the counter getting hard and sullen from lack of attention. Today was the final straw. It proved dry and inedible.
Jim tossed it out the window toward bird feeders to see what would happen. There it sat for an hour as we worked quietly on other things. The silence was broken when Melanie yelled out “Look up in the tree! A squirrel has the bread.”
Squirrel does not live by nuts alone … GREAT pictures!
Nothing is ever wasted in nature!
We got such a good chuckle out of this. It ran way up in a tree with it. It will get used by it or something else. Waste not.
Wonderful photos, at least the bread was appreciated by someone. Anne
Thank you. The squirrel went way up high after the last photo. I lost track of it. I wonder how much got eaten. Did it have a belly ache?
The photos are wonderful. Lucky squirrel! I know they store more than nuts — if he didn’t finish it, I’ll bet it’s tucked away somewhere. Clearly, he has good taste.
We had lots of fun watching him try to figure out what to do with it. If he buried it, he will find it very soggy later.
They’ll dry fungi, and stack them in holes or whatever to keep them dry — like little pantries. That would work!
Lucky squirrel! I just got myself a new camera with a zoom lens, and boy all I can get are swimming blurs of color so far. I’m very impressed with your photos!
Start with small amounts of zoom. Steady yourself and use a tripod for long zooms.
You’ll get the hang of it.