Monday, October 20, 2008

Crunchy fall leaves and squirrels that continue to mock me!

It's a beautiful day today, although chilly - just 29 degrees when we woke up. I just dropped off the boys- Adam at the hospital and Gavin at school. I was walking into the house when I looked at my yard- just covered with leaves. I couldn't help myself- I had to run through them! I have always enjoyed the feeling of stomping on crunchy leaves. Even when I go on walks I cannot resist the urge to go out of my way to stomp on them! The crunchy sound reminds me of being seven years old and makes me laugh. I highly recommend you try it- it's oddly therapeutic. As I was giggling about running through the leaves by myself and thinking that my neighbors could possibly think I am crazy- out pop those damn squirrels! It's sort of funny that this family of squirrels have decided to take up residence in our maple trees. The beagles continue to chase them and bark at them yet they show no fear nor any signs of leaving. However, this poses an interesting question- where do squirrels go in the winter? Do they hang out in below zero temperatures? I guess we'll find out in a few months! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of my yard covered in crunchy leaves and the squirrels that I will learn to tolerate.

1 comment:

e. said...

All-time favorite thing to do in the fall--crunch those leaves. Who cares what the neighbors think and I'm sure the squirrels were entertained!