Winter skeleton trees straining for the kiss of the sun. If you look very closely, you will see some nests high in the branches.
I have to confess that it has not been very long ago that I noticed the squirrel nests. I guess I am always shivering, complaining , and trying to avoid ice. But I love them now.
I found out that squirrels do not hibernate in their nests, but remain inside or in tree hollows on terribly cold days,( like ones we get!) , but emerge during warmer days to retrieve nuts they have hidden in the fall. Evidently, they have quite good memories as to the various places they have hidden food and go directly from place to place to eat and survive the winter.
Little guys looks pretty well fed, but it is not the dead of winter as a few leaves are still on the tree. I just thought he was so darn cute!
So on these wintry days, do look up and think of the little critters snuggled inside these nests. And who knows what you might see?
Namaste. . . . . .This is Squirrels in Winter!
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