Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Squid Pro Quo

My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (#369)

Here are a couple more pictures my brother-in-law took in St. John. These squid won't let you get much closer without squirting black ink and jetting away:

Here's a couple of my own from the backyard. I thought chippie was getting most of the seeds. Wondered how he or she could eat that many. The other day, I saw that there are two of them (at least).

I have some flower pics, too. These Ashburn tiger lilies are growing wild on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

But they don't have triple blossoms, like several patches I walk by in D.C.

How about a bee?

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TexWisGirl said...

always love the chippies. the squid remind me of bloodsuckers aka leeches. :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful flowers and a perky chipmunk too!

Nancy Chan said...

Cute chipmunk and beautiful flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the chippies too. The flowers are lovely. The squid shots are cool. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Donna said...

That chipper is just adorable!

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Cloudia said...

Clever title! You are always such fun to pal with!

Michelle said...

Awww...love the chipmunk!

Jim H. said...

Spent about 20 minutes with a squadron of Caribbean Reef Squid while snorkeling once in Turks & Caicos. They were down about 15+ feet. I would free dive down and get closer to them to observe their behaviors. They moved in unison, changing shapes, colors, & swimming directions almost on cue. They knew we were there and were watching us as intently as we were watching them. We decided it was a couple parents and 4 young squidlets out for an adventure. Tho' we dove with black tip reef sharks and spotted eagle ray on that trip, this close encounter was an absolute highlight.

Rambling Woods said...

I loved being able to go and snorkel when we were on vacation in the ocean... Lucky Chippy....Michelle