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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes


Wednesday’s Photos

The Squirrels in our Life

Today’s focus is on the squirrels, which make their home in our region. Walking through the local woods, you will find that it is one of the most common animals. In our backyards they often become a nuisance stealing hazelnuts in the fall and raiding the bird feeders in the winter.  However, no matter where you spot them, they look cute and they always appear adorable on the close-ups. Enjoy!

squirrel 1

Squirrel #1

Squirrel 2

Squirrel #2


Squirrel #3

Squirrel 4

Squirrel #4

Squirrel 5

Squirrel #5

You can also view my photo stream at Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.

To gauge a little more accurately the scores for the pictures for last week’s photos, I used a mathematical approach with the following formula. First, second and third choice was given 5 points, 3 points and 1 point respectively. There were more than 20 participants for last week’s evaluation, which yielded the following results.

  • #1 – 19 points View from the Nakusp Promenade
  • #2 – 35 points Dragon Teeth
  • #3 – 22 points Evening Light
  • #4 – 33 points Log Booms encased in Ice
  • #5 – 13 points Sunset at Fauquier BC

Thank you for participating in the contest for finding the very best photos among the various themes during the month of January!


29 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. kopfundgestalt

    I also took some photos of squirrels in Fuerteventura in December.
    A single squirrel appeared to be really shy. I couldn’tl lure it to my place. Only later I found a whole community of them some 100 metres away from this place.

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  2. Edda

    1-3-4-2-5 wäre meine Reihenfolge ,Peter! Sehr hübsch und super getroffen..
    Eichhörnchen sind wirklich sehr possierliche Tierchen…

    Weiterhin gute Besserung !!!
    Dir und Biene herzliche Grüße…..

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  3. prior..

    So I know the scoring has ended, but I had to chime in because the two that I REALLY loved were the lowest scoring – 5, and 1.

    but number five was my fav – for originality and uniqueness (whereas 1 seemed rather typical – the busy tail – cute profile – side shot – but still vivid and showed the cuteness) – but 5 was the one I kept going back to – the verticals from the grasses sorta play with the hair fromt he tail – and the pale yellow hue is inviting – and the mixed foliage is all of interest on that solid horizon. How could that be so liked by me and then rank so low?
    well to each their own, eh?

    and side note- my spouse’s grandparents had some serious problems with their squirrels – so as you note – cute but can be annoyance

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  4. Dina

    Absolutely lovely photos, Peter. Well done! Who can resist them, looking so cute.
    In England we hardly have any red squirrels because of the grey ones, which I think is really sad.
    You can”t beat them can you. I have given up chasing them away from the “bird island” in our garden. They are funny and adorable and I try not to watch when they pinch more than they can eat.
    All the best,

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    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      I don’t mind the squirrels. I make sure birds and squirrels alike have enough to eat. Just bought another bag of sunflower seeds. It is still unusually cold for this time of the year. Warm greetings! Peter


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