How to photograph a fighting chipmunk

Good morning! It's Monday and freezing here in Chicago. So as you venture into work, it wouldn't surprise me, if you aren't feeling on top of the world. So let me share a real photograph (no photoshop), and some words of wisdom.

As we all know, the common chipmunk squares away nuts and acorns for the winter (correct me if i'm wrong). Why do they do this? Because winter, in general, sucks. Survival of the fittest, is all about finding the fight, within each and every one of us, to survive. To prepare for the worst and find the courage to face the future, without fear. As my dad says, "tough times never last, but tough people do!" To wit, when I was in Frisco, Colorado, I came across a little chipmunk who wasn't happy at all to be photographed. He proceeded to put his plunder (acorn), in his mouth, and throw up his fists to fight me (at least that's what it looks like doesn't it?). So let's take a cue from my friend the fighting chipmunk. Life is hard, sometimes we face challenges that seem impossible to overcome. But adversity is what makes life worth living. Without the cold, we wouldn't learn to appreciate the sun. Without the bad, we wouldn't know how to appreciate the good. And when things seem bleak...remember. "Tough times never last, but tough people do!"

Have a great week,

JS