Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21



Crazy weather here tonight!
The sun was shining and it started to thunder. Before we knew it, it was dark, pouring rain and hailing. Then the power went out for a few hours.
We noticed this black squirrel on a tree in our front yard. We wondered why he just hung on the tree and didn't take cover somewhere, and then we realized that the section of the tree he was on, was the only part staying dry. Guess he was smarter than us! When it quit raining, he moved on.

16 comments:

Genie said...

I would say Mr. Squirrel had a pretty high squirrel IQ. Loved the post. He looks so cool perched there on the side of the tree trunk. Genie

Betsy said...

I've never seen a black squirrel! Yes, he was smart but I wonder if he got tired of the blood rushing to his head like that! haha.

I actually saw the weather radar that said MI was going to get some strong storms. Ours are coming later!

Kathy said...

We had a strong storm tonight too, although we didn't lose power. But satellite TV and satellite Internet were off for some time.

Ana said...

Never saw black squirrel too.

sara said...

that is hilarious!! It looks so uncomfortable!!!

Tricia said...

I hope he doesn't have acid reflux... he'd be puking his guts up about now! LoL! =)

The same thing happened here minus the hail!

S. Etole said...

we didn't have a storm but it rained and rained ...

Beth said...

Wouldn't it be nice if it were that easy for us to keep dry when out in a storm?!
We got fierce thunder and lightening storms, but our power only went out twice for about 60 seconds, so we were fortunate.
Great photo for having taken it in a storm.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Whoa! THAT is a downpour.... and a very smart squirrel.
Stay dry, xo jj

Aspiemom said...

We've had similar weather and storms. I said yesterday that we aren't going to have any trees left, they are all being knocked over by storms!

I never saw a black squirrel before. Do you have many of them?

Glenda said...

Smart little fellow! Great capture!

We finally got rain last night and today. I almost posted a pic of a squirrel scurrying to a big puddle of water to drink! The animals and we have so enjoyed the rain and cooler weather!

Glenda said...

Smart little fellow! Great capture!

We finally got rain last night and today. I almost posted a pic of a squirrel scurrying to a big puddle of water to drink! The animals and we have so enjoyed the rain and cooler weather!

Michelle said...

We had a storm last night...lightning, thunder, but no rain. We could see it off in the distance, but it just missed us. Neat squirrel capture. I like the hostas around your tree, too. :)

Susanna said...

amazing how an animal feels the weather and act naturally to it!!

Christina said...

The only other place I've seen black squirrels was during a visit to Ohio. Great capture!

4thelove! said...

such a neat shot!