Squirrel: cute or killer?

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What do you think? I've always thought squirrels were cute.  The other day I was trying to feed one.  I had some pretzels in my purse and proceeded to throw some at this bushy-tailed creature.  I ran out of goodies so the little guy ran away.  I took out my purse and searched for some goodies, and the squirrel came back!  It waited patiently on its hind legs with a "please give me some tasty treats" look on his face.  I was still going through my purse when he jumped on me!  I was so shocked I didn't know what to do.  He kept climbing up my leg.  I tried moving away but he wouldn't get off.  What seemed like minutes later, he finally jumped off and ran to his tree.  

I was shocked this little guy was so fearless to jump on me like that.  My friends were also in shock... as were all the other pedestrians who walked by asking me if that squirrel really had jumped on me.  :)

 

 

first picture from here.  second picture from here.

Affordable Art, another etsy find.

As I was "pouncing" through etsy, I came across this beautiful print. It's everything a girl like me loves. [ Painted. Supporting an artist. trees. Dynamic. Intrigue. ] The picture below is by Enduring Arts. You can find other prints by this artist on etsy. Although I'm not particularly interested in this artist's other prints, you should check out this artist's shop.

Tree Inspiration

I am really inspired by this work by Sam Spenser. I really love trees--staring at them, drawing them, photographing, sitting below them...etc. I am inspired by seeing public art installations like this one above. The bright yellow umbrellas pay homage to the fallen leaves that were once on the tree, but simultaneously give a vibrant sort of life back to it's leafless limbs.

These pictures were taken by warholuva and originally posted on Apartment Therapy