There’s somethin’ goin’ on down there. Reckon it’s our 15 minutes of fame. Be sure the camera lady gets our good side. — Photos by Linda M. Smith
I’ve had my shades pulled all the way up all week and I am now surrounded by spring green. That wonderful new green with color so tender and clear it makes even old folks feel new and green again.
So when I saw Tammy, my daughter-in-law, sitting outside enjoying the early morning breeze and sunshine, I grabbed a bowl of Rice Chex with milk, slid into my sandals, and moseyed on over to join her. In between bites of cereal we talked about nothing in particular, mostly just enjoying the beauty of the newborn day.
But Tammy is an eagle eye. If anything moves, she notices. Pointing to the old owl box Mike made a few years ago up in a great big tree, she was certain there were little squirrels playing on top. I hot-footed it to grab the camera and the binoculars so we could see exactly what we were seeing, making a wide detour so I wouldn’t spook the bitty wild life.
I gave Tammy the binocs while I kept the camera busy and my arm tired. I had to zoom in close, which left little room for error. We have a tripod, but darned if I know where it is or how to use it. I just point and shoot. You know how it is with stuff you don’t ever use but you intend to. Right? Well, we’re about as “normal” as they rest of you folks.
It was such an ALIVE morning. Know what I mean? So I tried to get some pics to share a little of the magic with you. Now go ahead and grab yourself a bowl of milk and cereal. Forget about cooking and all the mundane everyday drudge. And join me in my morning glory. Hope you just LOVE it.
Hey, guys. They could do a Mother Goose rhyme about us. The Three Little Squirrels, lost their curls, and now their tails are all bushy. Hey, bros, maybe they’ll hire us for a salon commercial — and then our lives will be cushy..
I’m NOT tailgating. You’re just movin’ too slow.
I’m sorry, too. You’re forgiven, bro.
Hang on to my back leg and I’ll try to catch what’s happenin’ down there.. Hey! Are you even paying attention?
This is me pretending I’m on the bow of the Titanic. Some say me and DiCaprio, you know, kinda favor. I’m pretty sure it’s the eyes.
I could go for some action shots, how bout you? Now don’t give that deer in the headlights look. I’m popping up outta this box and goin’ for it.
Could ya slide it over, pal. Comin’ through. Comin’ through.
Look at me! Move over, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Avengers. Forget about Rocky (no, not Balboa). I can’t think of a cool name yet, but I’m workin’ on it.
Okay. Here I come. Ready or not. I wanta be the sidekick.
No. You’re not comin’ with me. Get back in the owl box. You can’t do nothin’ but stare at the camera. I’m gonna be cool and natural.
Are you still starin’ at that camera. For Pete’s sake, snap out of it. In this business if you freeze, you’re toast. Got it?
Well. Time’s up. If you readers see our publicity shots, be sure to give our agent a ring and we’ll have our people set up something with your people. In the meantime. Th-th-that’s all, Folks. See. It’s THE END!!