Saturday, February 04, 2006

winter morning observation

This morning, well below zero, I watch two Grey Squirrels outside from the perch of my second story window. One looks at me through the glass as he shakes snow from his paws. Their muscles seem a little tense, from the cold. They move stiffly, sending puffs of snow to the ground as they travel the length of the thick tree branch. Today they move more closely together and with less talking than usual.

Watching them, I decide that I like squirrels as much as I like birds. But it is cold, and today, I'm glad I'm neither.

4 comments:

Froyd said...

don't let the squirrels know that! they'll use it against you in their bid to overthrow the human controlled governments and set up a nutocracy!

In Otter Space said...

I miss the snow! Lucky you are to see snow...thanks for painting that picture of the squirrels for me. Charlotte is a long way from Chicago!

eric said...

gray squirrels are the devil. i had to build them their own feeder so they would stay off my bird feeders. http://opposablethumb.textamerica.com/?r=3364352

Jessie said...

I haven't even put seeds out because of them. I don't know if I could afford to feed them! Well, then again they seem to get a healthy dose of pizza crusts out of the garbage cans in our neighborhood.