A Squirrel, a ‘Possum and a Yarrow

A Squirrel, a ‘Possum and a Yarrow

A Fantastic Fable Wind tore at Squirrel. Rain blinded her, but she kept going, an inch at a time, down the tree toward the river. The roar of the flood drowned out all other sound. The tip of ‘Possum’s tail appeared above swirling dark water near the bank where the Yarrow grew.  With the river […]

Squirrel Problem

Squirrel Problem

I like squirrels as much as anybody…or, maybe I don’t. I think they’re cute, entertaining, energetic, and fun to watch. However, I’ve also found them to be destructive and pretty much gluttons. They are not given to sharing. Which brings me to the subject at hand. At least six squirrels inhabit my back yard and […]

A Strange, Wonderful Sound

It took a while to recognize it. Sometime during the night, it must have started. It’s the sound of rain! Drumming on the roof, dancing off the deck, sluicing down the windows, rain! The street is a-glimmer; shimmers of lightning dance across wet pavement. Trees and flowers stand silently, lifting grateful arms to the dark […]

The Day Before Easter

  Such a lovely, still morning. The greens are vibrant. Shadows cast by the morning sun are sleepy, soft shadows. A squirrel scurries across my neighbor’s drive, and a blue jay is on the hunt for breakfast. The azaleas by the front door are starting to bloom, as is the Iris. My deck is littered […]

Tragedy Under the Bird Feeder

Tragedy Under the Bird Feeder

  It was a quiet, winter morning. The sun shone on juncos, bluejays, chickadees, cardinals, and finches pecking at sunflower seeds in and under the bird feeder that hung from the crepe myrtle bush. Nothing about the scene hinted that a tragedy was in the making. A blur of brown swooped into my field of […]

Edgar Allan Squirrel’s Foray Into Crime

Edgar Allan Squirrel’s Foray Into Crime

  Edgar Allan Squirrel is a vandal. Yes, I know it is sad news, but truth is truth. I’m hoping it is a short-lived aberration, but I must tell you this rodent is an opportunist at heart. He isn’t above thievery and even has a taste for it. Case in point: stealing sunflower seeds from […]

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