Feeling Chipper

I was down in the backyard taking a picture of this handsome Robin as he perched on the fountain rocks…

…when out  popped this chipper little fellow.  I’m pretty sure we were both a bit startled.

After retreating several rocks away, he gave me a glance and I guess decided that I posed no threat to him.

He then proceeded to give himself a thorough grooming.

As he stood giving himself a “cat bath”, he was completely oblivious to the fact that he was in danger of becoming “cat bait.”

Unlike the chipmunk, however, the cat clearly decided that I was undesirable company and opted to explore other hunting grounds.

Meanwhile, this little guy darted into his rock fortress, only to emerge right beside me.

There’s no denying that he’s a cutie!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to Feeling Chipper

  1. Jodi says:

    such adventures in your backyard Kathy!!!! 🙂 Love the bathing shot with the chippy’s little hand and “fingers!”

  2. neihtn2012 says:

    He is very cute and you have captured the most natural poses!

  3. What a tame little guy, I bet he was a youngster. Excellent shots!

  4. He does seem very chipper indeed 🙂

  5. Riona says:

    Hello Kathy Doremus ! I was wondering which type of camera you use for your photos, they are lovely. Thank you, Riona

    • kathydoremus says:

      I rotate between two cameras – a Canon SX50HS (which is a powershot on steroids that has really good zoom) and a Canon t3i with a 70-300mm lens. 🙂
      And thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  6. Tiny says:

    Awww, this fellow is too cute! I loved seeing them scoot over my deck when we lived in MD, but now we only see squirrels. Lovely shots!!

  7. Colette B says:

    Loved seeing your pictures and thanks for sharing them in this awesome post!

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