Chipmunks, we have named one “Chippy”….On the tree stump at 3pm every day basking in the afternoon sun. On my morning break today, I watched him make about ten runs across the street, he stops at curb momentarily as though he is listening for traffic and then like lightening he dashes across the street into the neighbor’s lawn, grabbed a nut(maybe from a squirrel’s stash) and repeats the journey back to his nest.
Two rabbits who simply munch on the clover and whatever salad greens that they can find in the lawn at sundown spend an hour or two feasting leisurely.
Hawk in the trees announces his arrival, small animals and small birds quickly hide. Usually the red-tailed hawk hangs out in our area, but one evening I observed a white bird about the same size, I came to the conclusion that it might be an albino. A flock of small birds were cavorting in a bush, singing to their hearts content, while the hawk sat on the electric lines watching them dart in and out of the bush in the evening sun. He was preparing for his dinner. Watch out little birds!
Blue Jays: quite aggressive land on the lawn to enjoy their dinner. They seem to travel in pairs.
A large grey cat wanders from lawn to lawn seeking out his food.
This is the activity on the October lawn which keeps me interested, enthralled and amused.
Today I went with J to the hospital for his followup appointment with his Oncologist, he got a very positive readout. A little poem that I read while I was waiting for J.
Cancer cannot: Cripple love,
Eat away at peace,
Reduce eternal life,
Quench the spirit
Take away friendship.
Cancer is so limited!”
Enjoy your day!
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