Today we had to remove the cushions from the front porch chairs!
As they are usually protected in all weather we don't store them away in winter.
This past week I was able to sit out there one afternoon enjoying my
current lovely book, Anuradha Roy's second novel on modern India,
The Folded Earth, along with a cup of tea, in the unbelievable warmth of
a very unseasonal February day.
I admit that continuing shoulder pain has me doing less heavy lifting
and moving, instead more reading, thinking and listening to music.
Feelings of guilt about much needed housework are being overcome.
The grey squirrel.
Cute? At times.
Right now they are busy in their nests up high in the oaks -
babies will be arriving this month.
Today, one refuses to leave my cushions alone, chewing through the
covers and trying to pull out stuffing! Perhaps wanting to line a nest
for a newborn - which is a delightful thought - but please not with my
rather expensive cushions!
They seem to eat nonstop - I guess climbing those tall trees requires a lot of energy.
It's hard to get a photo of a squirrel who isn't nibbling on something.
Bulbs, bird seed, bird suet, nuts, camellia buds, tulips - they'll bite off the
newly opened flowers and you end up with just a row of stems - acorns, and
now chair cushions. Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!
Enjoy your weekend.
We've cooled down quite a bit but have lovely