Natural Wonders Entertain
Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Even though we're being advised to distance ourselves and stay at home now, one of SurfWriter Girl Patti's neighbors still continues to stop by and visit in her backyard – an adventurous squirrel.
He started coming by at the start of spring...and his visits have increased since the big tree in the yard began shedding its berries on the ground.
Patti and her husband Greg aren't sure what kind of tree it is, but the berries must be good because the squirrel – who is becoming quite plump – keeps gobbling them up.
Just as renowned British children's book author Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) formed stories around the animals in her garden – including Peter Rabbit and another adventurous squirrel Squirrel Nutkin – we've been speculating about the comings-and-goings of our backyard visitor.
Watching him through the terrace window, it's entertaining to see him climbing back-and-forth over the back wall and scurrying around the garden.
Who knows who else he visits and the treats he finds in other yards?
For now, we're content to watch him from afar and vicariously enjoy the places he goes.
When you look out your window, perhaps you'll see him...or some other intrepid visitor peeking out from the bushes or balanced on a branch, inviting you to enjoy the natural wonders around you.
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