Collecting Autumn

I’m watching a grey squirrel push hazelnuts into our lawn. She’s bouncing from patch to patch, rejecting various locations before choosing a spot to drop her autumnal treasure. She twitches and skips, momentarily freezing her impressively bushy tail  as she catches me spying. Then she bends, pawing through the fallen leaves pushing winter’s sustenance into her turf-pantry. On the endangered species scale, squirrels are classified as “of least concern” and this perfectly sums her attitude … Continue reading Collecting Autumn