Acrobats and Playmates

If you love squirrels like I do (especially playing in the snow), then this delightful post from Jim’s Garden will make you smile. Enjoy and thanks Jim ๐Ÿ™‚

In Jim's Garden

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What? Youโ€™re not impressed?

Well, then Watch This.







Thanks. I thought you would like it.


Yes. It is fun around here. So much to do.

If ever you are bored, just call your buddy.


He will come down to play every time.


Then you can square off


and go chasing each other all around the yard.




Yes, indeed. It is FUN.

I must confess, though.ย  What we do more than anything is sniff for food.


Itโ€™s usually pretty easy, but it gets a little tricky in the snow.


Of course, you can always go for the cool silver tray bird feeder,


unless itโ€™s occupied.


In which case I just like to relax and watch the action


until Iโ€™m ready to join the fun.


Chasing after my buddy


or flying off through the woods alone.


I love it.



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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri is a writer with work published in print magazines, anthologies and online. As a young British mum of three, she emigrated to California and stayed for twenty years. Today she lives in England's West Country, a full-time carer within her family. Her current WIP after completing her memoir is a psychological thriller.
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50 Responses to Acrobats and Playmates

  1. Sherri so gorgeous in my minds eye I can see a picture book with all those beautiful images. Love the red bird too. I wish we had squirrels here they looks so playful. I bet they get up to lots of mischief?


  2. Oh, if we could have been there with our dog Maggie for a play date! She loves prancing around, pouncing, tale wagging, trying to be part of the adventure. Only once did she catch a squirrel, and immediately she let it go and looked almost apologetic for getting carried away. But since Maggie is part coyote, it was part of her nature…
    Fun pictures, and much appreciated on this wintery day!


    • Sherri says:

      Ahh….part coyote! Marylin, believe it or not we had the cutest dog once called Whiskey who was part coyote and part Queensland Heeler. He was so smart and the kids adored him but in the end he was too much of a handful so we gave him to a rancher friend of ours. Needless to say, he was as happy as a clam in his new home ๐Ÿ™‚ Your Maggie sounds delightful and what fun she and the squirrels would have…and can just imagine her expression, bless! So glad you enjoyed the pics ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. So enjoyed this wonderful story and pics, Sherri. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜€ xx


  4. These pictures are wonderful! โค


  5. Great pictures, Sherri! Thanks for sharing. He is cute, but to be honest, after having a squirrel running around in our attic for two days, I’m not their biggest fan. I thought it was a person up there. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope your computer problems have been resolved. xo

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh no! Jill, I can just imagine what that sounded like and no wonder you aren’t a huge fan! Did you get the squirrel out? They are very naughty, no doubt about it, but I was glad to share something light-hearted after all the stress of last week…glad you liked the pics. Still working on my email issues, have sent you my new Gmail address… horribly behind again here but will be over to you now… ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo


  6. Sherri, that post inspired me to go dig out my photo of a little white squirrel I stumbled upon in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. I wrote a short blog about it:


  7. jennypellett says:

    Sherri, I left a message on Jim’s blog requesting ideas for getting the little critters out of our garden – we are always shooing them away from our bird feeder๐Ÿ˜„


  8. GREAT shots of the squirrels. You can’t keep them out of anything. They are so fun to watch though.


  9. I just loved these pictures. So glad you shared them. I’ve posted them on Facebook to cheer up everyone over there.


  10. simplyilka says:

    Awww! So cute ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. This was a lovely cheery way to end a stressful week Sherri, thanks for sharing!


    • Sherri says:

      I know my week was horribly stressful but I hope this doesn’t mean you had a stressful week too Andrea! If so, I hope you had a relaxing weekend and so glad these pics cheered you up ๐Ÿ™‚ I had Nicky home, so nice to chill with him but after getting my submission out – barely – on Friday, I couldn’t face getting back on my laptop (so burnt out) and so was glad to reblog Jim’s beautiful squirrel pics to bring a few smiles along the way ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Hope your weekend has revitalised you Sherri and fingers crossed for the submission. I’m supposed to be sending a submission off but can’t bring myself to do it – but I’ve got until March!


      • Sherri says:

        Thanks so much Andrea! I do feel a little better ๐Ÿ™‚ First time for a memoir competition this for me, and I had the hardest time getting my formatting to work on the Fish website but got there in the end. I didn’t dare try for the PDF with all the problems I’ve had, as it was I almost lost the lost when I accidentally hit the delete button, yikes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ All the best with you too with Fish and also for your next one…you’ll do it, you are on a roll ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Imelda says:

    Based on the photos, your friend sure did enjoy watching the squirrels. I can’t blame him. They are really cute. ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. Love this, Sherri! Thanks so much for sharing. So stinkin’ cute! ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Yolanda M. says:

    love them! Great pics!


  15. Luanne says:

    Oh, Sherri! My son LOVES squirrels. I sent him the link. These are such great photos and the little guy is so cute!!!! Thank you so much . . . .


  16. Such cute photos, Sheri ๐ŸŒป


  17. Amy says:

    Jim did a great job! I loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Norah says:

    Hi Sherri, Thank you for sharing Jim’s photo story. It is gorgeous. Like some of the others have suggested, I also think it would make a wonderful picture book! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Sherri says:

      Hi Norah! I just came over to you and then came back here to see your comment – we are on the same wave length despite different time zones! Well you know what they say about great minds and all that, haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, Jim took some amazing photos didn’t he, so glad you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. yprior1 says:

    now this made my day – and so glad I came here right now – I was planning on dropping by tonight – and sherri = what a nice reblog.
    I am going to visit the original too – but the playfulness was fun – and even more – the burnt orange color agisnt all that white and brown is a visual treat – and one red cardinal – thanks for this cheery share โค ๐Ÿ’•


  20. quirkybooks says:

    Everyone should have one of those squirrels in their back yard. There would never be a dull moment.

    Liked by 1 person

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