Sunday, February 21, 2010

Monday Muse- Amusing Neighbors

I came home one day and saw this little fellow resting on this rock perch. Maybe it was warm, a place to soak in the sun before blankets of white would soon cover the ground. This little rodent is hardly singing; serenading the masses with cute Ivy League sweaters; hip thick rimmed sixties eye wear, or a voice shattering the glass in my van with its high pitched helium shrill!

"Alvin is that you"?

(Not sure how to zoom in on this little guy, as my camera was already zoomed in as close as it allowed.)

Not too long after taking this photo one evening I had been shopping at the market. I arrived home after dark. Carting in two heavy bags at a time and two trips in, a neighbor loudly called out my name. So, I walked over and began talking with her and another neighbor. This is something our little community does often. Gathering on the sidewalk to catch up on each others lives. We chatted for a few moments and then I said there were more groceries and items in the van, said my goodbyes, and told them I would talk with them later. One of the ladies must of glanced at my front door and saw it was ajar, as she announced excitedly, "E, hurry and get inside we have had chipmunks on a rampage in the area. They are getting inside the houses and condos"!

I calmly laughed and said, "Well if they know I am a chef who likes to play with flavors and new ingredients, and I do not come out after a few weeks. Please send in the chipmunk patrol, because they have me tied up and hidden all my knives". We laughed, and I went back to putting away my market finds. Thinking of my next conquest in the kitchen.

However, it did seem some new meat marinade I had purchased was missing a few days later...

8 comments:

GingerV said...

you are right that is fun. I wouldn't be able to find a funny story about a neighbor - all of mine drive me crazy.

farmlady said...

I wouldn't think that Meat maranade would be a chipmunk's first choice but you never know these days.
How nice that you stop and talk to your neighbors. I miss that. We lived in lots of wonderful neighborhoods before we moved up here. Now we have coyote and deer for neighbors. They don't talk much.

Jeanne said...

They're cute, but sooo destructive.

And wouldn't cook up to a mouthful....

poeticgrin said...

I've never seen a chipmunk!

Katherine said...

We don't have chipmunks here in Australia... we have possums, which are somewhat larger than your little chipunks.
They too can be a little destructive...but I still love em!

Jessie Carty said...

will we be seeing the recipe for chipmunk surprise soon?

Chris said...

Chili chipmunk! YUM! ;)

Kerry said...

Watch it, these little guys are soooo smart!