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Sweets With Flowers (pun intended)
Sitting by the blooming flowers waiting for attention, Sweets, the angelic raccoon, is hoping for what she always hopes for, a handout. I’m sure she thought of digging in the flowers but she did not. She’s a young, and totally innocent raccoon.
Sweets is a wild raccoon that lives in the hardwood forest that surrounds my home, a cabin in the woods in the mountains of North Carolina, USA.

The blue glass ball (on a metal rod) helps to deflect curious paws who like to dig in the dirt. It helps but is not a cure.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS 1/160s 51mm f/5 ISO-320

Sweets With Flowers has been featured in:

  • Closeups in Nature
  • Nature And Man
  • Blue Ridge Mountains & Southern USA
  • Canon photography only!
  • Appalachian Life & Artists!
  • Country Bumpkin
  • Glitter, Sparkle & Shine

A lover of art and nature, Jean adores animals, whimsy, smiles, and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

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  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...over 3 years ago

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  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Larry. Sweet says ‘hi’. :p)

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    It is hard to remember these are wild animals in light of how friendly they are and how often you are able to take incredible photographs of them.

  • Over the passed few years, I have wondered why raccoon were not domesticated along with cats and dogs way back when eons ago, and I think I might have it figured out. They make unpleasant sounds when they speak and they think it is good etiquette to push and shove each other. And then there is that thing they do with garbage if they can.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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  • Thank you, Ray. I did enter the challenge. It is an exquisite group of photos already. I will enjoy voting!!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    Awwwwwwww gorgeous picture!!!!!!!! Instant fave!!!! Congrats on your feature :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you so much, Vicki!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

    What a delightful capture Jean. Love the name you gave her and I love the contrast between her on the matching grayish deck against all those beautiful flowers. Aren’t they just wonderful to watch. Lovely detail on Sweets. Fantastic and an instant favorite for me. Congrats on your well deserved feature. Kathy :)

  • Thank you, Kathy. I’m thrilled to get the feature and you lovely comment! After I presented the raccoon photo called Sweet Face, I just had to call this raccoon by the same name. She really is a sweet one.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Deborah V Townsend
    Deborah V Town...over 3 years ago

    I absolutely love this – Great shot, beautiful color combo. Congratulations!!!

  • Thank you, Debbie! Thank you!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you, joycee!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Eileen O'Rourke
    Eileen O'Rourkeover 3 years ago

    Aw…this is so lovely, wonderful shot Jean

  • Thank you, Eileen! I’m glad you like it!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

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