…reminded me of a special moment when I was on my holiday in Northumberland earlier this year.

I was privileged to see a red squirrel as I was travelling through the countryside near Chillingham.  Initially he was sitting on the pillar at the end of a bridge I was about to cross but he leaped into this tree as I drove past.  I thought he was going to run away but instead he turned and sat looking at me for several minutes until I realised I was causing a road block due to the narrow bridge and had to drive off.

Due to the poor lighting the picture came out grainy so I had to be a bit creative with the photograph and here is my final result.

Speaking of holidays, Christmas is nearly upon us and I am not in the slightest bit prepared.  I need to go and write some Christmas cards; I will be back later!

Special Moment

22 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2009

22 Responses to “Speaking of Trees…”

  1. jameshigham says:

    when I was on my holiday in Northumb…erland earlier this year.


  2. MTG says:

    Quite Warholesque, CP.

  3. sally says:

    Christmas time so much to do so little time lol

  4. I too like the red. Unfortunately, only the grey are in my local park.

  5. Lucky you! THe last time I saw a red was outside Leningrad..the name tells you how long ago that was!

    • CherryPie says:

      I felt priveliged to see the squirrel especially as it was quite clearly curious about me. You can probably tell from the picture it was looking me in the eye.

  6. jameshigham says:

    They just don’t want to breed perhaps.

  7. “It took a bit of working on, but it does look better than the original”

    Sounds like the sort of working on my images (of myself) could do with. Hmmm, I wonder what I’d look like with hair on my head again. Hopefully not as ridiculous as in the seventies though :)

    • CherryPie says:

      Hmm! My hair in the 70’s… My Mum told me it was awful, I didn’t believe her at the time!!!

      I don’t think I will post a pic of me then ;-)

  8. Andrew Scott says:

    That was me! Previous comment. Managed to put my googlemail address in instead of my name. Oh except maybe it’ll be moderated after this one gets through unhindered… Let’s see. Have I messed up CherryPie time and space here?

    • CherryPie says:

      I knew it was you immediately ;-)

      I have the moderation set to only publish if someone has commented before. I don’t like to do that but someone was abusing my blog to attack a friend of mine.

      Apart from those (attack comments) all comments get published. Even the spam I just remove the live links to those ;-)

  9. Andrew Scott says:

    Yes I have, so just in case of any confusion may I make it perfectly clear that I did not intend to suggest that I am James Higham :)

    • CherryPie says:

      No you didn’t mess up on the time and space continuum but I do think I need to get a second opinion off James on whether he thinks you were masquerading as him :-)

  10. Claudia says:

    This artwork is lovely. Didn’t even know about red squirrels.

  11. Phidelm says:

    Oh, you lucky thing, you! Have never seen a red squirrel, and have always been enraged by American interloper with bullying, imperialist tendancies (that’ll be the grey squirrel, then …). Great pic, and excellent bit of illustrative problem-solving.