Going Squirrely

Run, Squirrel, Run!

My Remicade infusion was done, and I didn’t have to be anywhere until 4 pm.  I didn’t want to go home and disturb Puppy Cody, knowing I’d have to leave again an hour later.  Cody hates it when I leave a second time.

It’s been months since I strolled through Walton Woods Park in Amherst, New York, and I felt like being outside.  The temperature was in the mid-60s (F) – a perfect day for walking in the woods.  Today, the park was nearly empty – I don’t know if it was because of COVID-19 or merely because I was there late in the afternoon, but I enjoyed the peace and quiet.

A Good Place to Contemplate

Late Summer Trail

Tree Fallen Into Pond

Swimming Log

Purple Asters

Purple Clover on the Shore

I was hoping that because the park was so empty, I would spot a few deer.  That didn’t happen, but there were lots of squirrels:

Taking Home the Groceries

(Look carefully – it’s a different photo than the one at the head of this post.)

Scrambling Squirrel

Downward Motion

And a chipmunk:

Chipmunk Enjoying Dinner

Then, I thought I heard hoof beats – was it a deer?  No, wait, the thumps had a musical tone.  Were the deer wearing jingle bells?  Not.

For whatever reason, someone had hung some windchimes from a low branch in the middle of the woods:

Having now taken my fill of photos, it was time to head out to my 4 pm appointment.  Arriving home, I saw lots of white smoke emanating from the property at the end of the street:

CM, is your neighbor’s house on fire?

No, thank heavens.

It was the annual barbecue at the church on the corner, which started at 4 pm, and my next door neighbor had kindly given us two tickets so hubby and I could each enjoy a wonderful dinner:

Winner, Winner! Chicken Dinner!

It’s so nice to finally have good neighbors.   Life is so much easier now, at least in this neighborhood.

Hope all is well wherever you are.  Hugs to any of my readers who are in areas currently being ravaged by fire, smoke, tornadoes, hurricanes and/or coronavirus.   May you all come through safely.


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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalieStudio

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21 Responses to Going Squirrely

  1. Very lovely walk and great pictures. Yes, good neighbors are wonderful. Bad ones, well, you can’t win’em all.


  2. Karen J says:

    A grand day for a peaceful walk, CM! Thank you for sharing it with us :*)
    I saw a couple of deer in a neighbor’s yard yesterday.


  3. Nuttin’ beats the tranquility of nature! Beautiful photos as always, CM! ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Nice post , lovely photos. Glad you enjoyed the BBQ, I hope you socially distanced. Love to you all 💜


  5. markbialczak says:

    Cheers to your lovely day, CM. With a free dinner to top it off!


  6. Trent Lewin says:

    Sounds like a great day. Feel like I should pop something on my bbq this evening.


  7. What a lovely place to explore. A good dinner and good neighbours as well. Three for three! 🙂


  8. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Getting out in Nature is so healing. Thank you for sharing your walk, CM. xo


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