Sparky Dances for Joy

Sparky 1

Galaxy 10

Sparky the squirrel seemed full of the joys of . . . Autumn!

Sparky 2

I captured the little critter scampering above in the canopies of these large trees, while I sat in the shade beneath enjoying my coffee. It was nice of him to provide the entertainment!

Sparky 3

He even sunbathed awhile, stretched out on a branch, as comfy to him as any sofa to us.

But living life in the fast lane, he didn’t stay for long.

Sparky 4

I caught him just about to leap across a wide open space to the next tree. I love how he gets his eye in and bunches up, coiled like a spring, before bounding into mid-air, propelled by his strong back legs.

Sparky 5

He then confidently scampered at speed through an arboreal pathway only he could see. I snapped this last action shot as he leapt away; on to his next adventure.


This is the tenth and final in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos. I feel confident now, that I can take photos in focus (mostly) with my phone. I hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I have in making it.


34 thoughts on “Sparky Dances for Joy

  1. sportsattitudes

    Sparky likes being in the spotlight. Our squirrels don’t stay in one place for one second. If I tried to take pictures of them it would be nothing but grey blurs everywhere. Great shots throughout the “Galaxy Series!”

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  2. Aquileana

    That was a beautiful surprise, wasnΒ΄t it, dear Scifihammy?! πŸ˜€ It is curious how you guys could come across a squirrel in a quite regular basis. I have never seen a squirrel (face to face) in my whole life! πŸ˜€ ha!. Well, at least I have blogger friends such as you who might post about their experinces concerning this issue πŸ™‚ wishing you a beautiful weekend ahead. Love! ❀

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      I rarely saw squirrels either, when I lived in UK. Here in Cape Town, there are often little grey squirrels in my garden. πŸ™‚ They live all around the area; perhaps because there are many pine trees and open (wild) park areas?
      I’m sure you have your own wildlife though, quite different to ours. πŸ™‚


  3. colinandray

    Disappointed! I saw “Sparky” and immediately thought of “Sparky’s Magic Piano”! Perhaps before your time… it was almost before mine. I listened to this in the early 1950’s (before TV!), and I just listened to it again. Very emotional time! πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Sorry Colin, but squirrels have always been called Sparky on my blog! πŸ™‚ You’ve been following me a while now, but maybe you’ve missed those older posts?
      And I have heard Sparky’s Magic Piano, albeit many years after you. Funny how something “sparks” a memory and off we go on a nostalgic trip. πŸ™‚

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  4. Midwestern Plant Girl

    It’s mating season for Sparkys here at my house. Scampering and other activities are taking place in abundance here. I just threw out the peanut and sunflower cup-o-food out and now I have 8 Sparkys on the buffet lawn =-)

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I love that mad scampering dance they do round and round a tree, chasing each other. It’s wonder they don’t fall!
      I’ve never seen 8 all at once tho! πŸ™‚

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  5. blosslyn

    It always seem funny to me that you are now going into Autumn and we are just hopefully entering Spring, the warm bit of spring, not the wet cold bit πŸ™‚ Sparky has a lovely long tail and you did well to capture him, ours in the garden move way too fast, they just end up a blur πŸ™‚ Yes I would say you have mastered the art of focusing with your phone πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Believe me – it took some getting used to for me, to be living “upside down” – Especially having a very hot Christmas! πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your kind words . . . I didn’t publish the shots where Sparky had miraculously disappeared! πŸ˜€

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      1. blosslyn

        Ha ah I never publish those either :). Yes I can imagine it would take quite a while to live ‘upside down’, not sure I would get use to a hot Christmas…..but saying that they are aren’t as cold as they once were, more wet now ……Global warming I suppose.

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        I have never got used to a hot Christmas – hence my annual ‘sad’ Christmas post! πŸ™‚
        It’s not so bad for a cold country to get globally warmed – but it’s awful for us over here, already living in too hot a climate. I can’t wait for what passes for winter here to arrive. πŸ˜€

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      3. blosslyn

        Yes that very true, I hadn’t thought about you getting a lot warmer…..I must admit the when we went to Washington DC, I nearly died it was so hot and humid, I hated it, shame because it is a lovely green city, but we had to leave the next day, I could not breath. So no I will say here is the wet and cold and hope for warmer days πŸ™‚

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