When a mystery writer puts aside his pen and picks up a camera
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
GRAY SQUIRREL, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 28, 2010
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/90 sec. f8
I caught this young Sciurus dipping into the new heated bird squirrel bath we installed on the deck railing outside the Lady Friend's office window last week. The idea is that during winter freezes the open water will attract flocks of thirsty birds, hopefully rare and colorful ones. Of course it'll also be a magnet for the neighborhood tree rats.
Every day, the weather gods and the photography angels willing, a new photograph will be posted here. Some will be from my archive of nature photographs, taken both from my backyard deck in Evanston, Illinois, and on the shore of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan. From time to time I'll sneak in a shot or two taken while indulging in my other passions, railfanning and small-plane aviating.