I woke up this morning to find it had snowed another two inches while we slept. This, alone, wouldn't be too bad, but it didn't stop there. All day long it has snowed - fairly quickly in the morning and slowing down as the day passed - but never stopping.
I've been trapped inside, amusing myself occasionally by watching a fat little squirrel rifle through my garbage can. I decided to try to get some shots of him, but that meant I had to open the front door and stick my head and arm and camera out - which spooks squirrels, generally. However, I had some popcorn from yesterday's movie, so I tossed a few handfuls onto the porch and tried to entice him to eat some while I stood in the open door.
He was having none of it.
Oh, he came close, but the minute I got the door open far enough to stick my camera out, he scampered out of my sight lines.
The little cousin of a rat!
I did manage to capture him on the post, and then, later, I leaned out the dining room window and snapped him high up in the tree. My favorite, though, was his descent from the tree to retrieve the popcorn he dropped. The look on his face just goes to show that squirrels aren't exactly thrilled by falling snow when there's popcorn involved.
Cropped with adjusted exposure levels so his little face wasn't in shadows.
Cropped with adjusted exposure levels. This is why I love my camera's twisting body - I could never have gotten this shot with a stationary lens.
Cropped with a very small exposure adjustment.
(You know, I don't think I've ever seen a squirrel with its eyes shut. Well... not one that was breathing, anyway. He looks like he just woke up and is groping for his coffee.)
I know there's only supposed to be one photo per day, but the Photo Police will just have to get over it.