Tag Archives: squirrels

Does this bruise make me look fat?

Tuesday morning was bleak.  The sun was supposed to be up when I opened the door from the kitchen to the deck to let the dogs out but I couldn’t see it.  The world was gray and cold—19 degrees.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, everyday life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy to be . . .

I am happy to be alive.  On a crisp autumn day, I revel in the falling leaves, giggle at the frantic squirrels; stop to watch a cardinal flit through some bushes; hold my breath when the deer bounds in front … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, changes, everyday life, Life in Connecticut, nature, New England, storms, weather, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome Fall!

Saturday my husband bought a leaf-blower.  Last year we bought two rakes and tackled the lawn the old fashioned way.  This year he is going for speed and power.  Like all our new yard appliances—the lawn mower, the trimmer, the … Continue reading

Posted in backyards, everyday life, Life in Connecticut, nature, New England, Uncategorized, weather, wildlife | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Squirrels!

In April, three weeks after we moved into our Connecticut house, gray squirrels appeared, boldly crossing the lawn and playing pickup games on the basketball court.  Outraged by the invasion, the female pointer would race from window to window, woofing … Continue reading

Posted in backyards, everyday life, life, Life in Connecticut, moving, nature, New England, Uncategorized, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Critters

Last night we had a thunder storm.  Spectacular lightning!  This morning I went out into the yard and found that something had trampled the day lilies in the front yard.  Trampled may not be the right word.  As a former … Continue reading

Posted in backyards, changes, community, everyday life, houses, life, nature, New England, transitions, wildlife | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment