This is my very last minute entry to Evil Squirrel’s Fourth Annual Contest of Whatever. It will be thrown together willy nilly to try to beat that noon CST deadline. I hope. I’m not really awake enough to work out what time that is in PST where I am! The main rule for the contest… Continue reading It Takes a Village – An Episode of Shelf Critter Theatre
Where have the past few months gone? It seems like just a few days ago that I watched the squirrels investigate the jack-0-lantern I recruited Don to carve for them. They immediately decided to “customize” their pumpkin. They chewed the tooth halfway off and made the mouth larger. Then their investigations got a little more invasive!… Continue reading Happy Hallo…er, New Year!
October is usually my favorite month. But this year? Not so much. We only had four or five days of sunshine to light up the golden leaves. I welcomed the rains at first but the gloomy skies got old really quick. A couple of days ago, we were about to break the record for the… Continue reading Friday Ramble
The baby squirrel is still alive and seems to be thriving. It’s still on the skinny side but it’s learned all the ways of the deck and yard and acts just like the adult squirrels. It comes in the morning and then again later in the afternoon. It takes peanuts from my hand, eating some… Continue reading Squirrel Names
Sadly, there is only one baby squirrel left. It seems they came out of their nest too early this year and were just too vulnerable to predators. (Don’t ask me how I know – I don’t want to think about what I saw!) On the positive side, the one that’s left seems to be a… Continue reading Friday Ramble
I didn’t think we were going to have squirrel babies in the yard this year. A few weeks ago, something tragic happened to the first one to fall or venture out of the nest. After that, I began seeing babies in other areas but none here. I thought maybe the moms had decided this wasn’t… Continue reading We Have Babies!
I can’t believe it’s the last day of September already! It makes me kind of sad. My favorite time of year – September and October – is already halfway over and September was kind of blah somehow. We had some nice weather but…I don’t know. I just wasn’t feeling it this year. I did enjoy last… Continue reading Friday Ramble
Twice since the state started tolling on the 520 floating bridge that crosses Lake Washington, I’ve been tricked by misleading signs into getting on the bridge when I didn’t intend to. The first time, I missed the last exit before the point of no return because I had directions for taking 405 and going west on… Continue reading Floating Bridge Fiascos
Weekend before last, Don and I went to the Washington Park Arboretum. Despite living in this area for more than twenty years, this was our first time there. It was more natural and less cultivated than I expected. Most of it was like a walk through the woods anywhere around here, with a few non-native… Continue reading Summer Paths
We had very lovely weather this week, sunny and in the low 70 to mid-70’s, but it was a difficult week in many ways. It was the first full week of school for Daniel and the first full week of having to get up at 6:00 a.m. for me. My alarm is going off just… Continue reading Friday Ramble