I was surprised to notice, while I was having breakfast, that there was a squirrel out on the feeder, getting soaked, but enjoying the goodies in the feeder, which I just filled up the day before.
He was still out there an hour or so later, when the rain had let up a bit and the sky was a bit brighter, so I was able to get some photos. If you click on the photo to see the full size, I think you can see the rain drops.
Suddenly I realized there wasn't just one squirrel out there. Another one was on the ground under the feeder, picking up seeds and nuts that had dropped. As I appeared at the door with my camera, this second one scooted across the lawn and up the pine tree.
It wasn't until I downloaded the photos that I realized the squirrel appeared to be saying grace!
I'm keeping the feeder full, I hope they stay around.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.