Good morning everyone! Happy Friday to all of you as well! It’s a beautiful spring morning though rather quiet today. There are a lot of birds singing from the trees which sounds so beautiful and calming, what a great way to start the day. And anyone can do that, why not get up a few minutes earlier so you can listen to the birds singing for a while before heading off to work? That’s something that can be done anywhere in the world. It’s a great way to begin your day. And it’s also a great way to end your day, or at least end your work day. Sit outside with a cup of coffee or tea and listen to those birds for a few minutes, doesn’t take long and the stress of the day will disappear quite nicely.
Yes, I realize that sometimes we don’t have the time, but sometimes we need to make the time, get that time in nature each day. I’m not talking hours of time, maybe 10 minutes of time would work. Speaking of squirrels. There are a lot of them around now, I’m still trying to figure out how many. There is at least 9, but I think there might be more. That will change once the babies are ready to come out, then the females take them away to find their own territories and the females seldom return. In the first squirrel pic is Sam, one of the new squirrels. Doesn’t he have a cute smile?
But Sam is a tough squirrel. Freddie had taken top spot around here and decided that Sam needed a lesson in whose the boss around here. Sam didn’t like the arrangement so they had some lively…discussions. Freddie ended up running away and Sam took top spot…briefly. Now Jasper returns and finds out Sam is now in charge and Sam made sure that Jasper new it. Jasper didn’t like the arrangement, so they had some lively…discussions.
They both ended up in the peanut box. Talk about lively. They were all over inside that box, chasing in circles, lots of “hugging”, scratching, biting, screaming, chattering. Finally Sam was on the run. Jasper is now back in top spot and Sam claimed second place. Next pic we see a new female squirrel whose color is exactly like Jasper’s, I mean those two are twins, except one is male and one is female. Anyway, meet Jasmine (much thanks to Ami for suggesting this name).
Sam decided to show her whose boss around here. Jasmine didn’t like that arrangement, so they had some lively…discussions. Jasmine is one tough squirrel, even though I think she is the smallest of the group. Anyway, she sent Sam running for his life. Jasmine has now claimed number 2 position. Her and Jasper get along just fine. That’s Jasper in the third picture. Then I just had to show that leaves have started to come out now, in the very top pic, with the return of nice warm weather. And it’s supposed to get even nicer next week. I hope you all have a fantastical Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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