Sunday, 28 September 2014

Morning Feast







This morning, while looking for something to complete this post, I spotted a grey squirrel feasting
on rose hips at the foot of the garden. So intent was it on eating that it didn't notice as I gently opened a window and leaned out.










The hips are now beginning to decay but this probably makes them even more delicious!










The rose bush in June










Maple leaves collected while walking in a community woodland










Maples are not native to Scotland and are usually found in small plantations and arboretums














Thank you for visiting ........ have a wonderful week!


Shared with      Today's Flowers       I Heart Macro        Mosaic Monday      Our World Tuesday

28 comments:

  1. Your leaves have turned. I do so micc Vermont in the fall . . .
    Love those single roses and your greedy little grey friend.

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  2. What a lovely intruder devouring delicous food! It's a bit surprising to find how big its fluffy tail is !
    The leaves are changing at your part of the world. We have to wait another month to see autumn leaves here.
    Enjoy your autumn, Ruby.

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  3. Those leaves are a gorgeous color, the trees must look the same. Adorable squirrel too. Great photos!

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  4. I loved those gorgeous red flowers also and wanted to thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers :)

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  5. Your photos of Autumn are so beautiful.
    The soft warm colours of the leaves saying goodbye to summer.
    The sweet little squirrel knows this is the time for feasting and storing!
    A delightful post!
    have a happy week
    Shane

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  6. Your furry friends is just too cute. I had squirrels who would eat Passion flower and Hibiscus blooms. I'm sure they find rose hips to be delicious. Such a colorful post celebrating Autumn with maple leaves -- what a treat!

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  7. The red leaves are gorgeous. And I love your pretty roses.. Cute shots of the squirrel enjoying his meal.. Great photos and mosaic. Have a happy new week!

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  8. What a lovely morning and wonderful autumn colors!
    We are still waiting for the colorful season, we walked today in the forest, all was still in a tired green...but it will comes -
    Have a great and quiet new week

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  9. Wow! beautiful shots. Squirrel is having a great time.

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  10. SO pretty, and the little squirrel is adorable :)

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  11. Wow, so very beautiful, all of the early Autumn colours~

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  12. From the land of the maple leaf, a very pretty collage using the collected leaves Ruby. I've not seen our squirrels eat rose hips but maybe that's because there are so many apples around. Your squirrel is going to pretty healthy with all the vitamin C.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  13. Your leaves are so much further along than those in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Beautiful colors! And we too have two squirrels that we have taken to feeding and we delight in watching their intensity of dining pleasures!

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  14. Oh how precious capturing the squirrel eating...and I love the mosaic with the maple leaves.

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  15. Your leaves are so pretty. Love the bright reds and that darling little squirrel just set the whole mosaic off. I did not know they eat rose hips.

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  16. Our temperatures here in the desert southwest in the U.S. are still very warm......no turning leaves for us yet! I loved your photos so much. They are just beautiful and they serve to remind me that we will be having cooler weather here soon just like you. I will just have to be patient!
    Elaine

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  17. Hi,Ruby.
    Your red leaves are so pretty. The bright leaves remind me of a poem 'Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower...Albert Camus. I have just learned this poem in my English text.

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  18. Here in CT maples are prevalent and are the first to Los their leaves although ours are n where near the colors you have captured here!!!...:)JP

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  19. Here on the west coast of Canada our maple leaves are not yet turning red. Your photos are filled with the rich colours of autumn. How great to capture the squirrel busy with the rose hip. I guess he knows winter's coming, too. Have a wonderful week.

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  20. Such lovely autumn images and am so glad you shared them with us.

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  21. The squirrel is adorable and I love your colourful maple leaves. Enjoy your week, Ruby!

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  22. Oh lucky squirrel -- yummy breakfast (a little Vitamin C and maybe a little rose wine too, if they've fermented a bit on the bush). Such beautiful Fall color .. your pictures are wonderful; capturing the crisp brigiht colors of the season!

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  23. Both wonderful and beautiful. Happy munching little Squirrel. MB

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  24. Wonderful shots - very autumnal.

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  25. That great little squirrel, coming to have breakfast in the garden, just when you needed him/her, to pose for your photos!
    M xx

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  26. Beautiful in every possible way! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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