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Friday, January 18, 2008


winter bareness
a gray squirrel
crosses the park


Blogger floots said...

thanks bill
this makes a wonderful monochrome picture in my head

10:13 AM  
Blogger polona said...

oh, i've had more than enough of that kind of winter...
delightful image and, incidentally, my yesterday's post was about squirrels

3:28 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Perfect. As usual.

: )

8:48 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks floots and polona.

And anon--great to hear from you, my friend.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

I do not believe I have ever seen a gray squirel. However, I have a really fat one that comes a calling every morning. He eat my halloween pumpkin until there was nothing less. This made me smile Bill. Very nice.

10:31 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I have many squirrels here, but it's rare to see a gray one. Wonder why that is?

10:51 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Tara and Andrew, thanks for the visit and comments. Gray squirrels predominate around here.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely monochrome image. We saw a white squirrel recently

10:34 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

All we have here are gray squirrels, and they're skittering everywhere looking for dead leaves and twigs, and whatever they can find for food.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I understand there's a real possibility that gray squirrels will completely displace red squirrels in England, Ireland, and Italy. Apparently the little devils tend to take over. In writing the poem, I wasn't sure whether the squirrel was an example of the bareness or an exception to it. I'm still not sure.

Thanks for the visit, Juliet and Pat.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen other than a gray squirrel!

Gray squirrel flicks her bushy tail.
Beware a black cat
Perched beneath the bird feeder.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

qq, I used to see red squirrels in Michigan, but they are extremely rare around here. Thanks for the visit.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Ričardas said...

lovely and lonely... seen them running in Hyde Park last week but they are not here yet - red squirrels rules

9:13 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for keeping us in the picture ri?ardas.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Here those are still reddish-brown, but for a couple week not seen any?

A chuffed cat
a squirrel's tree

12:18 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the images, tikkis.

8:20 PM  
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6:30 AM  

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