Squirrels on the lawn, skunks in the border garden, raccoon kits clinging to the Silver Maple in the predawn, sparrows flocking in the lilac bush out front on a breezy afternoon.
These crisp autumn days in Chelsea-by-the-Sea were made to please a puddy as local fauna show their cute little faces within striking distance of the jaws.
We missed Cartier-Bresson's "Decisive Moment" as a pair of adorable raccoon youngsters, clinging to the lower trunk of the Silver Maple right outside the back door, peered at us, all eyes early morning. By the time we grabbed our camera, they were scurrying upwards to parts unknown.
Update: More tooth and claw at Modulator's Friday Ark #265, now boarding.