Thursday, September 18, 2008

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

I am in the process of pulling out my fall decorations to place them around the house. This, of course, brought to mind harvest time and everything "pumpkiny".

Last October, Lon brought home THE perfect pumpkin from the grocery store. I was impressed. Lon usually doesn't bring home stuff like that. Then I realized that he didn't see it as a "fall decoration"-- he had a hankerin' for "real" pumpkin pie this year.

Okay, I said, but first it will make a nice Autumn decoration on our deck. So out to the deck it went to sit along side the pretty flowers.

We have a squirrel family that lives in our pine tree. We enjoy watching them scurry up to our deck, jump up on the roof of our garage and take a flying leap into our neighbor's tree.

Now I realize that some people hate these critters-- we do not. We think they are sometimes high entertainment. Then one morning we noticed that the pumpkin was not perfect anymore.

The squirrel was eating his way into what looked like a little pumpkin condo. See that chiseled out spot on top? ... skylight. They eventually ate all the way through that. Who wants to work in the dark? This furry-tailed rodent turned out to be an architect. Mike Brady would have been proud.

So my husband saw his visions of real pumpkin pie disappear. And we continued to watch the progress of two happy squirrels climbing inside and out, chewing on our perfect pumpkin.

By the way, welcome to my brand new blog :)



Lisa Collier said...

this blog is beautiful!! linda, i'm so jealous of your talents =) hope you're doing well. love you. --Lisa

Dan and Jess said...

ditto on lisa's comment - you have hidden writing talent, i believe! sam sends his grammy some smooches!

The Open Door said...

looks great mom, the pictures are priceless!

Anonymous said...

Great story on your pumpkin eaters! I like the look of your blog, especially the pretty background. Glad you decided to start a blog.

Donette said...

Yay, you have a blog! Now maybe we can keep up with each other on a more regular basis! Summer got way too busy for us and I kept meaning to stop by, although maybe a fall day outing would be nice, also!

Kelli said...

Hi Linda! Thank you for visiting my blog and welcome to the blogging world! We all love squirrels here and what wonderful pictures of your guest. I think he had the same craving for pumpkin pie...hehehe.

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and getting reacquainted! Your blog is very cute, and you will have such fun writing on it. I am fully addicted now. :-)
I can't believe your youngest will be graduating! Time really flies....makes me feel old already.
Hopefully we can keep in touch this way. Great to hear from you!

Angie said...

Welcome to blogging :) I love your little squirrel condo... it's funny but I'm sure it was frustrating. Stop by and visit sometime.