To this he replied,
“I worked so hard
To store up my food,
I buried it in a
Said this sad little soul.
“How long has it been?”
Said I to this sad little face
“Quite a while “ he said
With barely a squeak,
“As I don’t remember this
Wood when I fell asleep.”
I said, “Your brother
must be Rip Van Winkle
My dear little friend.”
And I said as a tease,
“All those nuts that you buried.
Are now very big trees.
You’ll have nuts a plenty
But next time you bury,
And from one nut to another,
May I suggest
With not as must jest,
You make an extra large map,
And mark each hole
With a very large ‘x’!”
In the meantime this dear little squirrel won't have to put up with my poor prose, as I keep filling up the feeder in which to bury her nose - ahhhhh!!!!!
And patiently wait I for the little birds to appear, when squirrel has had her fill for never fear, she will be feeding her own babies in the spring of the year.
Welcome to one and all to my feeder I say, room enough to go around on this kind of day.
And now I leave so that you can stop your groaning, I say. Denise is feeling better and will be out of the house for the rest of the day.
The sniffles have almost gone, no more time on her hands to mope, for there are lots of lovely things with her camera to be found, now that she is no longer cabin and fever bound.
Prose over and done!
(This is one from a while ago and though I was under the weather at the time of writing, I am perfectly free of sniffles.)
I am so glad you are healthy again!! And your poem is beyond cute, you remind me of Shel Silverstein!! I also love your little squirrel acrtoon at the end. I read somewhere that squirrels remember 40% to 50% of where they buried their nuts.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ginny, fortunately this was quite a while back :) And thank you for the compliment, I love Shel Silverstein! That's an interesting fact about the squirrels.Delete
I am very glad you are sniffle free, Have a great weekendReplyDelete
Thank you Sue, had a great weekend and hope you did too :)Delete
Well, it's good reading that this was composed in the distant past and you DON'T have the sniffles! Cute poetry and "fangtastic" photos.ReplyDelete
Yes, touch wood, haven't had the sniffles in a long time :) Thanks Anni, glad you enjoyed.Delete
Glad you're feeling better!!ReplyDelete
Loved the poem and photos! Well done!
Thank you Donna, much appreciated :) hugs from me too!Delete
This was delightful. I loved the poetry and the photos.ReplyDelete
That's great, thank you Ann :)Delete
Glad you're feeling better. Aren't squirrels cute, little monkeys at times but cute nonetheless.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jo and yes they are, definitely little monkeys but very endearing to me :)Delete
Good to know you are feeling better. Wow ... this post was especially fun to read because of the poem, Denise!ReplyDelete
Thank you Penelope, so glad you enjoyed this :)Delete
Your poem is just darling and so are the photos. I'm glad you are on the mend!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeanie, haven't had the sniffles in a while now :)Delete
Hello, I am glad you are feeling better. Cute post and squirrel photos. Take care, have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you Eileen, had a great weekend and I hope you did also :)Delete
Awesome that you are feeling better, Denise. The little squirrels are really cute.ReplyDelete
Thanks Angie and yes they are :)Delete
I enjoy the Saturday photo stories about critters.ReplyDelete
So glad Red, thank you :)Delete
I thought you were sick again glad to hear that you were not and I love it love it love it it reminds me of me haha you know how I love a good poem that tells a story about Critters. I just love that photo of him standing peering up into that pot of seed. If I were feeding Birds I would feed the squirrels too just like you do in fact I like squirrels better than BirdsReplyDelete
Thank you and I know Sandra, I love your posts when you prose :)Delete
Oh how I love your illustrated prose, Denise. The photos are fabulous and really catch some great 'moods'. So happy to read you are feeling better. Enjoy your outing and keep sharing your prose!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! So glad Ellen and thank you :) Thank you, I will :)Delete
Beautifully done Denise! Glad you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Thank you Christine, much appreciated :)Delete
What a cutie.ReplyDelete
Very much so William, many cuties visit the deck out back :)Delete
Pleased you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
This post had me smiling from beginning to end.
Well done and thank you.
All the best Jan
Wonderful, happy to hear that Jan, thank you! All the best to you too :)Delete
Your words make them come aliveReplyDelete
Thank you Roentare, I like to do that, and you study any for a length of time, their personalities start to show :)Delete
This is so clever. Glad that you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Thank you Diane, free from sniffles, it was a while back now :)Delete
That was cute. never thought about a hidden nut becoming a tree. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
We have a lot to thank our squirrels for Linda :) Thank you!Delete
Wonderful photos, squirrels are cute :) Once I managed to pet one :)ReplyDelete
Greetings from Poland!
Greetings Klaudia :) How wonderful and thank you!Delete
Thank you Anne, much appreciated :)Delete
Glad to read that you are feeling better, Denise, and the words and photos were fun.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dorothy, glad you enjoyed :)Delete
Hello Denise :=)ReplyDelete
Catching up after my break is taking a while, and I just found your post which had me smiling all the way to the end. Brilliant prose and photos of our dear little rascals. I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.
All the best
Good to see you Breathtaking and I do hope you have recovered fully :) You are very welcome, and I am happy you enjoyed this, and much appreciate your kind words. All the best to you too :)Delete
Śliczna mała wiewiórka , piękne fotografie i opowieść. Miłego tygodnia 😊ReplyDelete
Dziękuję i cieszę się, że Ci się podobało :) Miłego dnia!Delete
Thank you for the re-run which made me smile ... and it was new to me, although I may have read it before and forgotten it because I definitely have some similarities to the subject of your post ....I read something a while ago about how so many of our trees are planted by squirrels! I like the little rodents a lot and thank you for providing them with the lovely cafe during the time they are suffering memory lapses.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Sallie and so glad you enjoyed :) They supply me with endless joy, as do other visitors to the garden.Delete
i was here saturday and i thought i left a comment. the text goes perfectly with the images, great job denise. i hope you had a nice weekend!!ReplyDelete
Hi Debbie, that happens to me sometimes. I'm also wondering about comments getting lost for a while. I have ones that turn up a couple of weeks later sometimes. One of those blogger quirks I'm thinking. Thank you, glad you enjoyed this. We had a lovely weekend, hope you did too :)Delete
Adorable post! Fortunately, the squirrels have our birdfeeders to keep them fat.ReplyDelete
Happy you think so Linda, thank you :) and yes they certainly do!Delete