Quite often, when I look outside, I'll see a squirrel on the wall or fence, sitting on his haunches, chowing down on the seeds I put out for the birds. My husband jokes that they are just ignoring the "No Squirrels Allowed" sign.
I really don't mind, I find them quite entertaining. I could sit and watch them for hours -- well, I do, sometimes.
I was even more amused yesterday, when I happened to see something I hadn't seen before -- a Mourning Dove standing on the squirrel feeder, helping himself.
A little while later, there was a Blue Jay out there, also pecking over the remains of the morning's squirrel breakfast.
But the squirrels had the last laugh. I couldn't believe my eyes when I was heading outdoors with my coffee and saw this young lady IN the birdfeeder!
Life is never dull around here. I hope that doesn't change when our subdivision, as yet less than one quarter built out, gets filled in.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.