I’ve been feeling squirrely lately. Busy, busy, busy out there gathering nuts, er, I mean putting the garden to bed for the winter. I swear a gardener’s chores are way more so in the fall than in the spring. Either that, or it’s because where as spring’s gardening work is filled with excitement, anticipation, and with all of the fun lovely things to look forward to, fall’s is all about saying goodbye to the life giving plants and dreading the impending doom of winter. Not that winter is necessarily an impending doom to me, I love all the seasons! Yes… even winter. In moderation, of course. 😉
I really do enjoy what each season brings though and almost crave the change as they approach. Fall is my favorite, so I’m always a bit sad to see it end. Hence my somewhat depressing and melancholy “Nothing Gold Can Stay” post the other day. And it’s also sad to say goodbye to my garden. Gardening truly is a therapy for me, tending to the plants, watching them grow, and harvesting them. But at the same time, there is also something satisfying about putting the garden to bed for the winter, a sense of completion maybe. And even though it’s sad, it feels good.
My body doesn’t feel quite so good though, it’s a heck of a lot of work being a squirrel, and I’m exhausted! There are so many nuts to gather and I’m still not done. Even with having only a tiny garden, I have to pace myself because my poor knees can’t handle much these days. I wonder… do squirrels have knees? I’ll have to Google that later. 😉
I still have a few herbs out there that are going strong… my mints, lavender, and rosemary, but with snow in the forecast next week, they too will soon meet their end. I brought some of them in last year to try and winter them over, but that didn’t really work out too well, so I’m probably just going to let them go.
What can I say… everything reminds me of a song. And I said I was feeling squirrely.
The actual squirrels have been very busy out there too, I’ve been watching them scamper around in the tree outside my bedroom window, gathering up leaves in their adorable little paws. Gosh, they’re a delight to watch, so cute! Hard to photograph though, always on the move. I’m lucky I even got the shot I shared above, he only paused there for a brief moment.
From what I can see, there are at least five squirrel’s nests in my tree. Three of them in various places just within the hollow, and a couple that are high up in the branches…
I absolutely loved watching the baby squirrels that nested in my tree last year, but five nests? Geesh, I really hope I don’t get overrun! Talk about feeling squirrely… 😀
✿~Peace & Love~✿