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What Do Squirrels Do On Sunny Days?

What Do Squirrels Do on Sunny Days?

My kitchen window affords some fine photo opportunities, and this sunny day was especially fun.

Two young sibling squirrels found themselves a great place to catch some rays—my garage roof. Covered in black asphalt tiles it soaks up warmth, and with a huge maple tree within easy jumping distance they could let down their guard and kick back for a bit.

I just loved watching the sequence of events (you can see all the photos on Flickr). Squirrel 1, on the left, was more cautious about lying down, waiting a bit, and making sure that the crazy paparazzi woman (me) was just curious. Squirrel 2 was comfy, but needed something to nibble and play with. A nearby maple seed appeared to work just fine and then, of course, Squirrel 1 had to see what Squirrel 2 had.

In sorting through the many photos I took it was tough to choose favorites, one is a later photo (shown above) where Squirrel 2 is propped on his elbows while Squirrel 1 relaxes. Reminded me of squirrel bedtime reading.

Squirrel 1 finally settled down for a bit, until he got too warm and headed for shade, but Squirrel 2 stayed, chasing the maple seed down the roof on his belly in very slow motion. The photo where he stretches out one front paw is just too cute for words.


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Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is an animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic energy healer, and author. Her classes, sessions and ceremonial work are inspired by wild and domestic animals who have issued a call to action for personal and global healing.

Her book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism features heartwarming stories about animals and their role in her evolution as an energy worker and shamanic healer.

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