Tag Archives: squirrels

Bemused and Befuddled

Preoccupied, I meandered the gardens. Whoa!  Watch my step!  Soundlessly, the garden snake slithered from side to side. Another surprise awaited in a flowerpot and startled me.  A leopard minding its own business and napping.  Lots of squirrels out and … Continue reading

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Far From the Hullabaloo

Stop the feud!  Time to get along! The English sparrows have sparred for days over whose bird house is theirs.  A big fat sparrow clung to a stick which came from inside the house.  He tried to lay claim. The … Continue reading

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A Neighborhood Stroll

  Neighbors stroll by as they walk their dogs: all sizes, colors and shapes. Not as often we observe a cat on a leash. Sitting in his favorite front porch rocking chair, my husband muses that we have our own … Continue reading

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What’s Out Your Window?

Oh dear, oh my! Look out the window! A visitor I spy! Tricks to my eye? Oh dear, oh my! It’s just too funny! We have company! Out the window -ho, ho! Oh dear, oh my! The dogs skitter at … Continue reading

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Nature’s Entertainment

Living in suburbia with protected wetlands nearby provides a myriad of entertainment. Over the years we have had strange, unexpected encounters. The big fat frog in the flowerpot or little bunnies scampering hither and fro, eating us out of our … Continue reading

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Witty Winter

  Bring It On! Out the window I observe large white snowflakes cascading silently, covering the lawn. A vast white blanket. Early visitors scurried through our yard leaving tracks: rabbits. Where do they winter over I muse? Under a neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Love is the Common Thread

Thanksgiving is a time for family to come together.  We pause from our everyday lives to experience the serenity nature offers near the lake.  With no particular agenda, we stroll along the lake and rest on benches, calming ourselves and … Continue reading

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