Friday Haiku: Munk-y Loff

Peaceful clear blue waters
Tranquil, calming skies overhead
Munkster feels at home



“I was at Crater Lake, Oregon this summer and this fearless lil’ guy stopped to say hi and mooch some picnic food (which we did not give him!) He was nice enough to pose for some adorable photos in front of the epic scenery. Keep up the great work!” -Bridget.



  1. Oh my, I was looking at the top picture, thinking “Is that Crater Lake?” and it was – went there some 13 years ago and still cherish the memory of all those lovely chipmunks.

  2. Such cuteness! Squeeeeeee!

  3. sabrina rose says:

    Awww, poor munk! If little Chipper was nice enough to pose prettily, I think he shoulda gotten half a cookie or a few raisins.

  4. Reblogged this on Notes from the Trail and commented:
    Nice to see photos from home. Plus….I love me some chippies!

  5. I so love seeing pictures of home. Crater Lake is such an awesome sight and I am so thankful that I got to see it. The chipmunks were all over the place and are so cute.

  6. Welcome to ‘Munk Tours!
    Enjoy these majestic sites!
    But noms first, OK?

  7. 260Oakley says:

    I feel a limerick is more in keeping:

    There once was a little cheepmunk
    Whose hopes were continually sunk
    By righteous trail trampers
    Who’d watch all his scampers
    But would not give him any junk

  8. WIN! 😀 😀 😀

  9. Crater Lake is glorious.

  10. mollyehardin says:

    That’s a great picture but the little fellow is a Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel, not a Chipmunk. One can tell by the lack of stripes on the face.

  11. Mary (the first) says:

    Yep. I was there in July and there was snow on the ground 😀 We were in shorts. Oops. So we didn’t stay long.

  12. Mary (the first) says:

    Clarification, not this past July. It was many, many years ago.

  13. Mary (the first) says:

    I also vote WIN!

  14. Mary (the first) says:

    Is it a chipmunk?
    Or Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel?
    Who cares? It’s just cute!!

  15. Here are some of my grade 4 class’ haikus inspired by our Friday haiku

    It soars through the sky
    It is the super chipmunk
    It will save a guy

    Fast and quick he runs
    so fun in the summer sun
    he is a chipmunk.

    Chipmunks are so cute
    their eyes glance towards the sun
    As they run away

    Little tiny brown
    running all around in light
    cute little chipmunk

    Chipmunk tail is up
    He looks like he is doing
    His funny business

  16. Excuse me, I seek
    A moose who can pull
    Animals out of a hat

  17. I would have fed him!

  18. “Button up my sleeve–”
    Says, “But that trick never works!”
    He’s no flying squirrel.

  19. Recognized it right off. But this is a Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, not a chipmunk. Chippies have stripes on the sides of their heads.