God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I'm back.... Just saw three squirrels together at the feeder. I know that they live together during the winter in what is called a drey or leaf nest...or a hole in the tree. They have put on layers of fat during the fall months and have a thick coat to protect them. They hole up for a good part of the winter...venturing out on a warmer day, to look for food. They hide food in holes in the ground...not finding all of their stash, but enough to survive. When you see a small tree coming up or a flower in the middle of the yard...you know that a squirrel has probably planted it. The female is in heat and several males come around. After mating...the males leave and she is on her own. She has young twice a year. So, right about now...the females that you see are probably pregnant.So, these happy little ones are out scampering up and down the Ash tree... outside my window. They have visited the feeder several times and now it's time for play. We have, what I think is a squirrel nest in our woods. High up in the tree, I can imagine this trio being rocked to sleep under a cozy, fluffy, blanket of fur.