I captured little Sparky the squirrel Gathering Nuts in May on my lawn.
OK, so he’s really gathering berries from my massive syringa tree, but I love how he holds them like a little bouquet of flowers to offer to his sweetheart!
Below is the unaltered photo, which as you see, is quite blurred. Sparky was far away and not going to hang around for a photo shoot. I snapped what I could with my trusty Canon.
And as I’ve discussed before, in Mystery Visitor, there is only so much post-editing you can do to improve a blurred image; the best advice being to simply take another photo; in focus! Still, I’m rather chuffed with my results of smartening Mr Sparky up a bit.
post script: “Here we go gathering Nuts in May” is a lovely old nursery rhyme that I remember singing as a kid, and to my own kids. It’s interesting that originally it was probably ‘Knots in May’ referring to the blossom of the hawthorn.
You can listen to a version of Nuts in May sung here.