I was hiking with a friend a few months ago, just as the leaves were changing colors. I had my camera with me because nature is awesome and leaves (changing colors, especially) are amazing. In just over an hour’s time, I took 163 pictures. Truth is, I’m kind of obsessed with photography and being outside.
After a while, the trail started getting crowded, which I totally hate. I like the solitude of hiking and having other people on “my trail” stresses me out. So, I was wrapping up the picture taking because I was ready to be away from all the people.
Anyway, I was in total book-it-and-get-the-hell-out mode when we came across this squirrel. He was just sitting there, hangin’ out, eating a nut. Just like a squirrel…so stereotypical, right?
Intrigued by the noshing squirrel, I started snapping away with my camera. I crept closer…a little afraid he might lunge psychotically from the tree and latch his tiny claws into my face.
But he didn’t. He let us get so close; it was pretty cool. I spent quite a few minutes completely absorbed by this squirrel and all his awesomeness. I tried to break away a few times, but then he’d do something cute. My friend and I joked that I was being so typically A.D.H.D., “Oh, look! A Squirrel!” But, seriously, guys, they are pretty awesome.
And just to be clear, I did take pictures of the awesome view and other stuff, too, but I didn’t want to bombard you guys with a million different pictures (I’ll save that for another post).