Monday, June 27, 2016

Tale of a Pink Hisbiscus


While rolling the ball to Jake, he stopped and went ON POINT... staring at the hisbicus bush... Suddenly a squirrel raced out of the bush and up the tree with a big Pink Hisbiscus in his mouth, he scampered up to the fork in the tree and proceeded to eat the hibcus petal by petal... 28 years here with squirrels and hisbicus and my first view of  the Squirrels Flower Buffet.



27 comments:

Ann said...

Pretty cool pictures. So did Jake attempt to follow the squirrel up the tree? :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've heard of hibiscus tea and have seen squirrels consuming mushrooms...but never them eating flowers before.

Desperate times, desperate measures? Who knows.

And, the previous post with the commercial and song...
Oh, oh...I now have EARWORMS. [I posted about earworms quite a while ago]

Madi and Mom said...

I LLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!!
Squirrels in Florida are flower childern
hugs madi and mom

Rose said...

I did not know they ate hibiscus! always learning something new while blogging.

Madi and Mom said...

LOL MS. that was one of my favorite songs on the airwaves in the 60's it drove my daddy crazy as did the Lion Sleeps tonight.
LOL
Hugs Cecilia

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, those darn squirrels. I love all your images with the crystal ball and hibiscus blooms. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I could look at these forever!! Now don't you be poppin' my bubbles! LOVE the squirrel story! I have never seen one eat flower petals, but you are right, it IS a squirrel buffet! Glad Jake did not catch the little guy. DOES he ever catch them?

photowannabe said...

Too funny...I saw the gray squirrel, that thinks our yard is his private playground, run up our Manzanita "tree" yesterday and grab one of the yellow ball "fruit" ...not sure what it is....and scamper away. I guess they will eat what ever the yard buffet offers.

jandi said...

These are lovely!

Breathtaking said...

A hibiscus eating squirrel is not unusual, both deer and squirrels love eating the leaves and stalk as well as the petals. Seems like you need to protect your Hibiscus plant with chicken wire,...perhaps!
Have a good week!:)

Mevely317 said...

Soooo pretty!
We've a seemingly happy hibiscus bush in the back yard, but it's petals are nothing compared to those grown in Florida.

TexWisGirl said...

truly lovely creations.

Gail said...

I love crystal balls, OZ and Hibiscus.

Gail said...

I eat squirrels.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Interesting story about the squirrel and great pictures.

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...Love these shots!!!

I never have heard of squirrels eating hibiscus..very cool!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Linda said...

I swear the squirrels eat ANYTHING!!!!

diane b said...

That must have been funny watching the squirrel. When I was in LA I saw one run down a tree and pick up a fallen orange and scamper away with it in its mouth. Clever photos again.

Ida said...

I've never heard of a squirrel eating a flower before but you just never know about those crazy squirrels. - Loving the edits you created here. My favorite is the last one with the pin. Super cool looking.

DawnTreader said...

I had no idea either that squirrels ate flowers.
(Cool pictures! Next time, catch a squirrel in the bubble too...)

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting shots, Sandra. Squirrels are full of surprises!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Smart squirrel. I know they are safe for us to eat but I've never tried one. Love the photos.

carolann said...

I sure love the blue H.

My fav color is blue more so then any other color. Love your smart art.

carolann said...

I think that blue bunny is so cute. One of my fav commercials. Love this art with the blue glass.

I enjoy your blogs.

Kim @ stuffcould.... said...

I didn't know squirrels would eat hibiscus! It is funny how it did though

rebecca haegele said...

Love the last edit. I watch a squirrel eat daffodils once.

Pooh and her Pooch said...

Love those pictures they are amazing. Last year the squirrels ate a lot of my canna leaves. I have heard they will eat about anything if they are hungry. They eat the pine cones here and I have seen them with huge pieces of wild fruit in their mouths scurrying up a tree to eat it. Hugs and give Jake some nose kisses for us