My World #38: Those Left Behind

10 Aug

I have moved.  Completely.  After two months of attempting to move in (fixing the house LOL), we finally rented a U Haul truck and hauled the rest of our furnitures and moved.  The date was August first.

One week into the new house I find that I miss some of my neighbors from the old “hood”.  I will just show you two of them today.

Neighbor 1 is Mr. Squirrel.  He’s the head of the family of about 4 or 5.  He’s always on the lookout for any handouts I treat my neighbors residing in the oaks behind the house.  He can be really stubborn.  He once ruined a giant sunflower by climbing on the thin stalk to partake of the nutty delights.  We never planted any sunflowers after that summer of disaster.  But I miss him.  My new hood appears to have some gophers, but not any of Mr. Squirrel’s kin to be seen.

And neighbor number 2 is Jay, Blue Jay.  He and his kin appeared to have made some division of treats with the squirrel family as they never get to fight for the seeds I line the fences around the backyard.  Both photos are taken from my bedroom as both of my neigbors are a little cautious to get their photos taken by the papparazzi.  Oh I miss him and  his kin as well.

My new backyard has accorded me lots of moments of happy bird watching, although I could not identify any of them yet.  So far, I have seen 3 or 4 types of birds frequent my feeder.  But because of the many boxes still waiting to be unpacked I have yet to photograph any of my new neighbors. I will keep you posted next time.

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Posted by on August 10, 2009 in My World


32 responses to “My World #38: Those Left Behind

  1. bw

    August 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Nice pics. Thanks for taking a pic of my team’s mascot – The Blue Jay 🙂 Hey, congrats on your move. You finally made it 😉

    • ewok1993

      August 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm

      Finally!!!! Still living in boxes, will continue unpacking for months to come 😀

  2. Luiz Ramos

    August 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Beautiful world. Love shots.

  3. Erin

    August 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    so good to hear you’ve finally physically moved yourself and your belongings to your new home 🙂 so happy for you.
    maybe in time there will be squirrels and jays ^..^
    have a lovely week.

  4. Erin

    August 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    so happy to hear you’ve moved physically yourself and your belongings to the new home.
    maybe in time the squirrels and jays will find you ^..^
    have a wonderful week.

  5. Carver

    August 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Great shots from your old neighborhood. I’m glad you have birds to watch in your new place and hope you’ll be very happy there.

  6. Tranquility

    August 10, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Oh – I would miss those kind of neighbors too! Perhaps, in time, you will become friends with and really enjoy some of your new neighbors! 😉

  7. Guy D

    August 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Great shots, the squirrel in the first pic is so cute.

    Have a great week
    Regina In Pictures

  8. James

    August 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I think Mr. Blue Jay was giving you a dirty look. 😉 They are both very cute. I sure recognize the NYC sidewalk in your last poast because I was just there on saturday.

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood

    August 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Terrific post! And I do know what it feels like to make that move! Always good things to be enjoyed with the new and many wonderful things that are missed from the old! I love the shots of Mr. Squirrel and Jay! Glad the move is over and you’re getting settled.

    Have a lovely week!

  10. Antigoni

    August 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I hope you are happy in your new home. I’m sorry you lost your neighbours but you’ll find new ones. The animals identify the good persons and make friends.

  11. Reader Wil

    August 10, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Your old neighbours look lovely. I wish for you that you’ll meet soon new nice neighbours! Thanks for sharing and for your kind comment.

  12. babooshka

    August 10, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I would love to have had these as neighbours at anytime. I’m sure you’ll meet and greet the new guys soon and they’ll be just as friendly.

  13. JennJilks

    August 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I understand about leaving them behind! But we made new friends in My Muskoka!

  14. Fishing Guy

    August 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Ewok: Feed them and they will come. I hope you have some new best friends real soon.

  15. irene

    August 11, 2009 at 12:58 am

    That’s a gorgeous blue jay and a nice squirrel. How lucky to have them visit.

  16. Glennis

    August 11, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Both your old neighbours are beautiful, pity you couldn’t take them with you. They will miss you too.

  17. Snap

    August 11, 2009 at 2:35 am

    It’s hard to leave the old neighbors. You’ll find new ones and will identify them and they will welcome you to the new hood!

  18. Rajesh

    August 11, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Beautiful world. I agree the squirrels are sweet to look yet, but they after my red hibiscus in my garden. Congratulations to you on moving to your new place.

  19. Geogypsy

    August 11, 2009 at 3:30 am

    I am sure you will meet new neighbors equally as nice. Great post and captures. Enjoy your new home.

  20. Alicesg

    August 11, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Wow you have nice and beautiful neighbours. 🙂

  21. chrome3d

    August 11, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Thanks for sharing your lovely neighbours. I have squirrels too and they are always so much fun and quick to go around. Gongratulations on the new place too!

  22. Janice

    August 11, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Oh, I’m not surprised you miss them! When you get to know all the family of squirrels they become part of your daily life! Good luck in your new home.

  23. nadia

    August 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

    We neither have squirrels nor Blue Jays here in Dubai, and I love animals – so I think you are very lucky to have had them as your neighbors. I’m sure you’ll make new and interesting neighbors in no time. Until then, good luck with the unpacking 🙂

  24. Indrani

    August 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Good you have these shots! It is going to be some time before you stop missing them.

  25. SandyCarlson

    August 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    These are lovely. I hope you like your new home!

  26. Ebie

    August 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Just take it easy….one box at a time! Love your neighbor #11

  27. Swarna

    August 12, 2009 at 5:02 am

    I suspect they are missing you too. But it’s not going to be long before you make new friends at the new ‘hood’.

  28. Lantaw

    August 12, 2009 at 8:31 am

    im sure your “neighbours” will miss you too 🙂

  29. panaderos

    August 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Very nice shots of your little neighbors there! 🙂

    Congratulations on your new home. May you and your hubby enjoy a lot of blessed and happy years there. Take care always, my friend.

  30. Louise

    August 13, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I would miss them, too. We don’t have squirrels (sad lack of trees), and I miss them. And I know the bird is rowdy and annoying and all, but I miss Blue Jays as well!

  31. nadine1111

    August 28, 2009 at 5:58 am



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