Friday, June 14, 2013

Squirrels make good dollhouse people, don't you think?

This story appeared in the National post today:
Guidance counselor snaps photos of wild squirrels interacting with miniature props
It starts like this: "Wednesday was Nancy Rose’s day off. For most of the afternoon, the high school guidance counselor from Bedford, N.S., was crouched on her porch, her camera fixed on a miniature bathtub that was carefully staged on a railing. Ms. Rose was waiting for a squirrel to approach the tub and reach for the peanuts inside. National Post reporter Jake Edmiston interrupted Wednesday’s photo shoot to speak to the photographer, whose whimsical depictions of the woodland creatures are garnering international attention."
Have a look. I think you will enjoy it. There's a movie further down with lots of shots.

The miniature settings are wonderful, like this one representing a typical Canadian cottage:

Preparing for Garbage Day
Very timely - graduation day is almost here. 
I ljust love her imaginative settings

I hope you enjoyed the squirrels as much as I did.


  1. Thanks Shale, That was so cute, Iwish we had squirrels here in Australia, possums are very similer to look at I suppose, and probably just as inquisitive.

  2. Very fun! =)
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. How sweet! and cute...until they chew through my cable lines!

  4. Sooo cooool.... The squirrels seem to love their new digs. IndyPoppy

  5. How wonderful! She must spend so much time setting up the scenes and accessories, and then waiting for the squirrels to come and interact with them so she can get the perfect shots. And what fun for the squirrels, to have so many new items to explore and play with all the time :-)

  6. Wonderful and original scene. Very fun!
    Greetings, Faby

  7. Hello Shale,
    I love these pictures. They are so much fun!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Big hug,

  8. Too cute. The squirrels her in Cali are busy eating the brown pine cone seeds so they are green now! They are noisy! I will ship them to Australia... CM

  9. Thanks for sharing Susan, these were adorable to see! :)