Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Critter Release and Surprised Sunday

Plan To Be Surprised Sunday!

"Everything we do,
every thought we've ever had,
produced by the human brain.
But exactly how it operates remains 
one of the biggest unsolved mysteries,
and it seems the more we probe its secrets,
the more surprises we find."
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy squirrel release for 

Here's where squirrels should be nesting.

If squirrels could talk,

Gosh darn it I know there's got to be a way out of here!

It was a happy ending (finally) to catching our trapped-in-the-bathroom squirrel.

Just so you all know, these photos were taken on his/her ? way to the car for a free-first-time car ride to a woods about nine miles from our house.

Stay away squirrel.
Do Not find your way back here.
Never. Ever.

Ah, excuse me, where are we going?

Can you see his little face looking at me?

I can't look anymore!
It was just a few minutes later that we opened the gate and set him free.

A couple of photos from our squirrel's handy work.

Good-bye blinds.

Naughty, naughty!

He/she was mighty destructive indeed.

Note, always take heed that they mean 
a destructive sort of business
 and get rid of naughty little squirrels, immediately!

What once was a nice wooden window frame, changed drastically!

Okay, enough doom and gloom, 
how about some pretty pictures for my
Surprise Sunday post?

Swinging on a Sunday afternoon.

Surprise, surprise, not yet,
 but ice out on area lakes coming soon.

How many more days until the boats return?
Too many!

It's no surprise that views like these below will be arriving soon. Really.

"If you don't know where you're going any road will do."
Lewis Carroll

"The world is so full of wonderful things
we should all
if we were taught how to appreciate it,
be far richer than kings."
Ashley Montagu

"The moments of happiness we enjoy
take us by surprise
It is not that we seize them,
but that they seize us."
Ashley Montagu

"One of the secrets of life is
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others."
Lewis Carroll

and your visits mean the world to me!
Have a happy week and take good care of you!


Regine Karpel said...


Elephant's Child said...

I hope the squirrel is directionally challenged and loves his/her new location.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Karen! Whew! I am glad your bad squirrel roomie is gone now. He was destructive. I love the cute statues, pretty views and the inspiring words. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Lovely post. Enjoyed the opening quote in particular. Squirrels can be so destructive! Hope 'yours' doesn't have any kind of homing instinct.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

that poop head!


Oh my gosh....just LOOK at all the destruction!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful post Karen, love the sculpture second last shot! Goodness I did not realise squirrels could do so much damage in a bid to escape.. that's a nice little bit of work for the handyman to do there ☺

Cranberry Morning said...

Like raccoons, squirrels are So Cute and equally So Destructive! Glad you found him a new home. xo

RedPat said...

Glad you got the varmint out of there!

Debbie said...

that's a very kind and humane way to deal with this problem!! we too, once had a squirrel in the house, he came in through the fireplace and our wood window looked similar!! chuck just opened the front door and he hooped out. i wish we had found him sooner - we were sleeping when he made his arrival!!!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. I am in favour of relocation. Obviously, cohabitation was not working! But, you found a good solution. Thank you for sharing this!

As always, your images and words are wonderful. You are a blessing! Hugs.

Cloudia said...

treasures! and a hibiscus too!