In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Shed's a great observation blind

He came cautiously down the tree, then peered around the vine, then stood at attention near the platform feeder until he was SURE the coast was clear.

Normally when I reach for my pencil the squirrels scatter, but not this time. I got to do a LOT of quick sketches in various mediums...soft graphite, ink, a mechanical pencil...even got a few photos through the big French doors...

I've been told that gray squirrels and fox squirrels won't inhabit the same territory, but no one's told the squirrels!


  1. I've the gray and red squirrels in the same areas. They kind of dance around each other--hehe! Obviously the squirrel has figured out that your movement hasn't been a threat--so far. ;) Lovely sketches.

  2. Yes, I don't generally see them feeding on the ground together, but they're not far away! It was really lovely getting to sketch him that long...I even got a couple of decent photos for reference material!

    I think they're getting used to my putting out corn for them, too...



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