The Squirreling Squirrels

The Squirreling Squirrels

The squirrels are busy stocking their winter pantry scampering amongst the trees
As the falling leaves whirl and twirl on the October breeze
Watching them scurry about is such a delight
Hiding their caches of berries nuts and seeds out of sight

Artfully concealed to avoid future marauders
Memorizing cues to retrieve food from their larders
Usually they nest in a comfy drey made of twigs and leaves
Hidden in the branches up high in the trees

Until Mother Nature signals winters on its way
When they will find a warm cosy den to stay
Their tails signal to each other while they run around
Climbing up the trees and foraging on the ground

Darting to and fro preparing their new den
Where they will nestle until spring returns again

Irene Kerr (c)

13/10/20

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Irene Kerr
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Hi my name is Irene Kerr (Potter) I currently live in Calgary and I am happily retired. I enjoy writing poetry I hope you enjoy them.

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Kes
4 days ago
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Terrific poem Irene. I have a couple of regular visitors to my garden, and your words resonate very well.
Wilf
18th Oct 2020
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Beautiful poem Irene - we have so many squirrels and fortunately an abundance of acorns this year - hope you are keeping well 🙂
Irene Kerr
16th Oct 2020
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Thanks Sally we are keeping well and enjoyed a beautiful Fall. It’s fun to watch the squirrels scampering about in our yard foraging amongst the trees. A little snow expected this afternoon a taste of things to come . Cheers x

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