October. Autumn. Fall.
The season of harvest. And giving thanks for the harvest.
This little fellow appeared to be hard at work feasting and harvesting.
When I spied him at the local botanical garden, he impressed as a creature come to life from the pages of a children’s story book. And in case you can’t tell from the photo — he’s agile with a good sense of balance. The flowers he’s among vary in height from one to two feet. And they are on the edge of a lily pond.
One false step and he’s swimming next to a taro plant.
Nibble. Nibble. Stuff. Stuff. He samples the new flower fruits and pushes them into cheek pouches for transport to his burrow.