Welcome to my little corner of the world. My images are as varied as our Nova Scotia weather. The more I learn about photography, the less I know! Not all my pictures are "great" photos but flickr has become like a visual diary for me. As you may notice, the little squirrels who live in my backyard have been the focus of my time on and off over the years.

Thanks for all who mark me as a contact and leave faves and comments now and then...I truly appreciate it! I have a hard time keeping up and often only have time to reply to those who leave me comments, but I will sometimes take a day and try to catch up..

In 2013, thanks to exposure on flickr, my squirrel photos went viral and this led to writing some picture books featuring my photos of my backyard squirrels interacting with my homemade props.

Me in action:



My first children's book , The Secret Life of Squirrels;has been published by Penguin Canada and Little, Brown Young Readers in the US and released Oct. 21, 2014 If you live in Japan, it has been translated and is also being distributed in South Korea. My second book came out Oct 6 2015: Merry Christmas, Squirrels! (also in Japanese) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eoc9mJYKzTs
A third, The Secret Life of Squirrels - A Love Story arrived Dec 2016. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo and book stores. www.secretlifeofsquirrels.com. I am currently working on a back to school story, due in the spring of 2018.

href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nancyandwayne/14898584281" title="My book arrived today! by Nancy Rose, on Flickr">My book arrived today!

A few links to my squirrels in the media:

There were similar stories on Petapixel, a link in PhotoLife, and numerous blogs etc. The most surprising was a Skype interview with RTL German TV, and eventually some local media coverage. I never dreamed that my little hobby could spread so far...

ALL OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS are ALL RIGHTS RESERVED and are COPYRIGHT © solely to me. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way, including blogs, without my expressed or written permission .

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If you would like to purchase or use any of my photographs for ANY reason, you need my permission. :-). Please send me a flickr mail message or email me at nancy.rose@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by.

Some of my images are on sale through GettyImages.com: www.gettyimages.ca/Search/Search.aspx?assettype=image&amp...

Social media links:
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twitter: twitter.com/nancyrose38
You Tube: www.youtube.com/user/NancyRosePhotos

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    iAbdulazizMh OFFLINE says:

    "the most talented girl in the flickr . she have a beautiful. she is the one of my best account ever and i love her photos very much , i love the way how she edited her photos i love you creative and you talented
    seriously you are deserve to call you pro photographer. there are no words to describe you deserve more. ♥

    February 25th, 2011

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    Rachelle ♥♥♥ says:

    "Nancy's work is amazing and I am so happy to have met her on flickr!"

    November 27th, 2010

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    bachullus ♥ © says:

    "Nancy Darling, your photos are like a fantasy novel, they are truly magical. They are so original & unique, each one, you never seize to amaze me. Your a beautiful lady with an illuminating soul.
    xoxo - Barb"

    September 26th, 2010

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    knitgirl2006 says:

    "Nancy, I have enjoyed your photostream for some time now. Your work is such an inspiration to me. I've often thought as I'm taking a picture, "Now, how would Nancy Rose set this shot up!" :D

    You offer endless encouragement and wonderful comments. My dream has always been to see the Maritimes, and your photostreams has certainly cemented that in my heart. What an amazing part of our country you live it. The way you capture it with your camera makes me catch my breath at times. Thank you for all that you share with the Flickr community!"

    February 27th, 2010

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    in no time says:

    "Nancy, your work is marvelous. You had captured so well the essence of the nature beauty. It's like sweet scent of the earth I perceive from time to time in the spring and have long kept record of it, which I can not trace to any particular source. Your photography are beautiful and sincere. Keep up the good work."

    December 9th, 2009

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    Jen Pinker says:

    "Since joining flickr, I quickly became Nancy's contact and am so glad I did. Her daily images are outstanding, from her various scenes of the maritimes, to her amazing bokeh florals..she is extremely creative and can even come up with an amazing shot in her kitchen sink. While I can't say I know the real Nancy, her enthusiasm and warmth definitely come through in her photo comments. I'm so glad I've come in contact with you Nancy!"

    June 4th, 2009

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    Racheljb says:

    "Not only is Nancy a fantastic and versatile photographer but always manages to find time to take a supportive interest in other people's photography......its so nice to know her on flickr."

    December 20th, 2008

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    !!WaynePhotoGuy says:

    "Nancy is masterfully creative, dabbling in both the simple and the complex. Her eye for detail is well developed and her skill at capturing what she is thinking is honed to a fine point...

    But not only that, but she is also one of the most friendly warm flickr community members out there. Whenever she visits I get an instant smile.

    Nancy, keep being that ray of sunshine!!!!
    Thank you!!!!"

    November 14th, 2008

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    Michael--B says:

    "Nancy is one of my newer contacts. She absolutely amazing at capturing beauty in the world around her. Her photos are rich with content and gorgeous imagery. She has a natural talent with a great eye for composition. One of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet...and I am very glad to call her my friend!"

    July 25th, 2008

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    MissyV110 says:

    "I just "found" Nancy on Flickr a short time ago.

    And I'm so glad I did.

    Nancy's photos are thoughtful, rich....and I always love the accompanying text. Oh, and now I want to visit Nova Scotia again. N's view of that beautiful part of Canada delights me.

    It's always a joy to find a kindred spirit on flickr."

    July 24th, 2008

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    Jabi Artaraz says:

    "NancY Rose es una maravilla de PERSONA: agradable, simpática, amable...; pero aparte de gran persona es una FOTÓGRAFA de muchos quilates. Dispara a flores, animales, atardeceres, amaneceres, macros... Una ARTISTA de las mejores que te puedes encontrar en flickr. Gracias, AMIGA, por todos tus comentarios y todas tus ayudas. Te estaré agradecido para siempre de haberte conocido con un mismo gusto: la FOTOGRAFÍA."

    January 29th, 2008

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    supermans wife aka shaggadelic_ru says:

    "So, here is my stocking stuffer for Nancy. I met Nancy some time ago, we joked for a long time about the clear colored silicon breast implants attached to the underside of her picknick table. This image is in her stream. Nancy is an amazing photographer, she produces awesome images day in and day out. She takes her camera everywhere, and runs across major highways to capture beautiful images. We invite each other for coffee even though we are on opposite coast. She's sending me something stiff for my Christmas coffee. But back to Nancy she lives on the edge, takes award winning photographs, sounds like she is a great teacher at the school she teaches at and loves life. If you want to be wowed and impressed, pull up a chair and come see her stream, you'll never leave, you'll become a contact and you will make a wonderful flickr friend. Here's to you Nancy, you are phenomenal."

    December 15th, 2007

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    €eErRbBbiiIEe€ says:

    "well firs of all Nancy is a great friend......
    i love to watch her photos because are all straight from camera.....her semplicity is her great power in photography....
    she is a great and talented photographer....every shot is unique and marvellous.....like she!!!!!

    i'm lucky to have u like a friend ,sweet Nancy!!!!!!!!!
    all the best 4 you forever!!!!"

    December 12th, 2007

June 2007
I am:
Female and Taken
retired Guidance Counsellor and photographer/author
Secret Life of Squirrels
nancy.rose [at] gmail.com