80. Theme 319 ~R-Rocky Raccoon~

I had just finished filling up the birdbaths yesterday morning (it was about 101 degrees) when I looked up to find Rocky Raccoon poking out from his tree house. Can you imagine how hot it must have been in there? I ran inside (coincidentally humming Rocky Raccoon) lol, grabbed the camera and quickly changed the lens hoping he would still be there by the time I got back outside. Well, he was and he very kindly posed (either that or he was too hot to move) while I snapped some pics and then I went back inside to the cool, air-conditioned house. 🙂  I checked an hour or so later and Rocky was still hanging out….literally!  I checked about 5ish and he was gone.  Rocky lives in the same tree as the red-bellied woodpecker from a couple of Challenges ago.  If you’re not familiar with the song “Rocky Raccoon”, it’s from The Beatles’ White Album (one of my favs of theirs, can’t decide between that and Abby Road) and you can watch a funny You Tube video featuring them singing their song HERE.


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11 responses

  1. That is one super cute Varmitt!

    July 23, 2011 at 12:29 am

  2. Love your Racoon, and the story you are telling!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:31 am

  3. wow, you really have a great photoobject in your garden. It must be suffering a lot in the heat. You got a great portrait of it.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:16 am

  4. He looks like I feel on these hot days…eyes glazed over and tongue hanging! Poor critter!

    July 23, 2011 at 6:07 am

  5. He is adorable. He looks hot and like he would have enjoyed drinking the water in your birdbath. Great story and pic. Stay cool.

    July 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

  6. Lois

    Love it! He looks like he is just hanging out posing for you.

    July 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

  7. Great shots! I like his tongue poking out.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

  8. love the b&w!!!

    July 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

  9. Rocky was so obliging to hang out and pose so nicely for you, hope he found some way to cool down.

    July 24, 2011 at 2:22 am

  10. Mike

    I do like both versions of this one!

    July 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  11. I love Rocky Raccoon – and now I’m going to humming that song all day. His little tongue hanging out and the limp posture tells it all about the heat.

    July 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

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