Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mid-Week Update

I do hope to stitch a Thanksgiving themed chart or two.
Here's my current selection.

A couple of the Big Leaf Maple are finally beginning to get some autumn color.

And I'm noticing lots of the younger Douglas Fir trees are loaded with cones.
That means a good supply of winter food for the birds and critters like squirrels.

Speaking of squirrels...
Ground squirrels are another name for the chipmunks.

Have you ever seen a chipmunk's tongue before?
Take a close look! 

It's unusual to have two as close together as this pair.

With no sign of frost in the forecast, I guess they are not in any hurry to hibernate.

I wouldn't mind a Long Winter's Nap myself!

14 comments:

wenhkc said...

I like your informative posts and enjoy the photos of plants, birds, stitching and animals. Speaking of animals, all chipmunks are a type of ground squirrel, but not all ground squirrels are chipmunks. There are ground squirrels in my area...they live under the "temporary" school classrooms and in the crevices among the boulders at the shoreline....but they are not chipmunks.

Giovanna said...

Chipmunks are so cute... I like your stitching plans, especially the Prairie Schooler :-)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Good November choices. Can't wait to see which one you pick first.

Kate said...

Fabulous photos of the chipmunks!

Margaret said...

Love chipmunks! I wish there were more around our neighborhood. I miss them.

Melody said...

I like that older Prairie Schooler chart. I don't think I've ever seen that one! They are cute finished into acorn shapes. I'm looking forward to seeing your stitching!

Pam in IL said...

I like your selection of Thanksgiving charts. Which one will you start?

I always see several ground squirrels together and it's very rare to see just one around here. Haven't seen any lately though. Maybe they're already hibernating.

Barb said...

It will be fun to see what you choose to stitch. The squirrels have been munching on the carved pumpkin we have on the porch. I think I will throw it into the woods behind the house so the wild animals can have a feast.

Frances N said...

Those chipmunks are so cute! I've never seen one before! We only have big squirrels here in MS!
I have that PS Acorn chart. I haven't stitched it yet, but I really would like to have a few of those cute acorn shapes to decorate with. I hope you'll stitch and finish one!! Cute!

cucki said...

aww cute little fellow :)

Anna van Schurman said...

OMG chipmunk tongue! How cute!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

adorable little chipmunk!

Andrea said...

A lovely selection to choose from.
I went to Kew about a month ago and I had not seen so many different pine cones!

Maggee said...

Great selection of charts to work on this month! I look forward to seeing progress on them. Chipmunks are rodents, sure, but they sure are adorable!