…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menokakkul? Nope, Still Menotripsing!

...but here's a bit of entertainment nevertheless...
June 19th, Sunday morning meditation and was joined by this little dude...

There, didn't that bring a smile anyway?! These other fellas came and joined me under the mighty oak too...

The woodpeckers were quite the character chappies. Not so happy at sharing the spoils. The finches, on the other wing, are highly social little peeps. The woodies were a M and F of the Downy Woodpecker variety. Maybe they were just having a lovers' tiff!

The female did not appreciate the YAMarazzi.

Are you looking at me?.. are you looking at ME!!!

Just ignore her Wifey - show 'er yer hind feathers...


  1. They may not have been happy to have you in their Breakfast Nook... butt they CERTAINLY made your morning meditation more COLORFUL...

  2. It's been a long time since I could get them in a tree, and that was in winter!

  3. I never get to really appreciate chipmunks while I am out as I have 2 pups who think they should be made a snack. Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

  4. Wow, what great shots! BUTT me and Stanley think that the squirrell photos should have a bounty on them!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Great pictures, nice to sit and watch our little wild friends go about their daily lives.

  6. Thanks for sharing. Nature keeps thing in balance.
    Coffee is on

  7. several years ago we had some little chipmunks living under our deck
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Oh he's soooo cute, I wants a little fella of my own *sulky face*
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. YaYa you have made the birder in me sing. I love the goldfinches and Downy's. I especially like your commentary on the Downy's!! Bravo.
    Great crisp pictures
    Hugs HiC

  10. Hello, awesome captures. I love the sweet Downy woodpeckers and the Goldfinches. Great post. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  11. Such a cutie.
    We're off to Toronto for the w/e, in part a healthcare conference, in part to go to Muskoka! Talk to you soon! xx

  12. Great pictures! Thanks for the share!


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