Lincoln the Delinquent

 

Linc! Lincoln! Where are you? … Folks, have you seen my baby?

Shh! Don’t move!

Lincoln, you little rascal. Is that you?

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Heh-heh, I think I can outrun the old lady.

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Searchin’ for my baby squirrel,

Lookin’ o’er de whole wide worl’.

Lincoln! Lincoln! Where are you?

See the trials you put me through.

Askin’ every dame and gent,

“Do y’all know where delinquent?”

58 thoughts on “Lincoln the Delinquent

  1. Pat

    De-linc-went? Anneli, I haven’t had such a good laugh in a long time. Love what you do with words. And you’re getting very good with that camera, too. 🙂

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      On the page where you are writing your blog post, just under the title on the left there is a + sign with a circle around it. If you hover on it it says “Add Media.” Click that and it opens up to a page where you can choose what you want to do. Also, in the help or support section of WordPress are subjects you can choose (or a place where you can search) for help and they have very good tutorials for whatever you need. Good luck.

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          If you can find the tutorials, they’re very helpful and you can play them over and over if you need to repeat the instructions. That’s how I got started. Hope they work for you. You can also contact WordPress support and type in your question and they’ll help you. They’re very good that way.

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          Of all the little furbearing animals that come close to us in our semi-rural area (squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, deer [sort of fur…]) it’s the squirrels that interact with us most. I think that’s one of the reasons we find them so endearing.

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  2. brockbuildersteel

    Just Gotta love up those babes of nature. I am always putting out shelled raw almonds under the huge pine, cherry and cottonwood trees for the nesting Mothers when these babes are born so the mothers don’t have to search far off from their tree nests. One day the word got out, and we had had about 20 or so squirrels chasing each other around behind our home. Thanks for sharing the poem and pictures.

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      1. brockbuildersteel

        In my observations of nature over the past half a Century’s time of my life span I have seen much of Nature’s love, and within resent years I have read many haters’ as well as ‘Know-ers’, comments in the past that’ ‘deer and animals of the forest do not posses ‘Love, that they are not sentient. I have watched a Mother squirrel become a fierce and very capable she warrior in her protecting her baby squirrel from a vicious Feral Tom Cat and severely wound that cat in her and her babies escape.

        ‘I have seen a nature documentary that was a study of a desert mouse and her baby. The den had a glass wall a window with a hidden video camera filming their lives. At top, the mother desert mouse would exit and rush out to capture desert beetles, for food to bring back down to feed her baby mouse. That baby mouse would patently watch his mother rush out and catch bugs. One time as the baby mouse watched, a rattlesnake stuck his mother killing her and taking her away. That baby mouse ran back down into the den, and it so tormented, leaping about in summer-saults flinging himself over and over again around in pain over the loss of his dear mother. That’s when I realized the Humans were very wrong, and in claiming us as the top of the World in intelligence and the food chain. The Mice, and squirrels and birds, they love their babies, they cry over their lost loved ones, and they are more alive and caring than many human beings have proven themselves not to be. Don’t get me wrong, all creatures of the deserts and forest and seas must eat, and eat they will, but never will I accept the false assumptions that they do not love, or that Human beings are the Greater species.’

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  3. Pit

    Well, I know from my own experience, especially with my new camera, that it is spmetimes difficult to get the camera focus on the main motif, especially if, as in your pictures, there are so many branches in them. I’m still trying to learn which settings I need for the autofocus and metering in these situations.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Yes, that is exactly the problem. The camera wants to focus on a branch or leaf that is closer to me than the subject I want to have in focus and then it’s blurry. I get a great branch or leaf, but the squirrel is fuzzy.

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  4. roughwighting

    I love this Anneli, and I love the comments you received. Thanks to Pat, I now get the de-LINC-went. Not sure I would have otherwise. Too clever! And I really enjoyed brockbuildersteel’s comment. So many ‘humans’ want to believe that their species is the only one who loves and mothers and cares for its young and others. Just plain observation can tell the real story. And beautiful photos like yours. Summertime Squirrel Watching is wonderful. 🙂

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  5. Pit

    Well, I must admit that I’m still learning, and very likely will be for a long time to come. My “problem” is that if I don’y use the camera vry frequently, I forget how to get the settings I need at a certain moment to achieve a special effect. I have to look that up in the manual again.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Me too. So that tells us, we have to get out there more often and use our cameras. I try to take my camera along whenever possible or practical. It may take some time, but we’ll figure things out a bit at a time.

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  6. reocochran

    Hahaha! That little Lincoln, “Linc” really has a funny human friend! 🙂

    I am glad that Pat pointed out the breakdown of the new word spelling’s meaning! 😉 I was relieved of trying to explain it!

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