Thursday February 07th 2013, 11:58 pm
Filed under: My Garden,Wildlife

Oops, Don, I think I’m in for it after all, my apologies for the germs.

At the first loud sneeze, a squirrel leaps ten feet off the porch into the air.

At the second loud sneeze, the same squirrel lopes three feet in no particular hurry. Stops.  Looks back over his shoulder at me: if I want him to go any further away than that at this point, there’s going to have to be a stale nut thrown past him, a little incentive, and I’m not going along with it. He gives the bushytail version of a shrug–he got over it quickly, so hopefully I will too.

I had a request for a picture of the beginning of the peach tree budding, so here it is, with a reminder to me that mylar strips are in its future. They have that certain snake-like charm. There will be leaping away and there will be staying away. (Right?) I intend to get the budder deal of it.

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The little peach here is just starting to bud. I had not thought of the mylar strips but there are birds, even if no squirrels.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.08.13 @ 12:24 am

You’re sneezing loud enough to scare the squirrels? When you blow your nose, will it register on the seismographs? (Hope you feel better SOON!)

Comment by LynnM 02.08.13 @ 2:28 am

I hope you feel better.

Comment by Jody 02.08.13 @ 6:44 am

Sorry you caught something on the plane. Too bad you (or they) couldn’t be moved to stay safe from germs. I sometimes carry a face mask, just in case – especially when travelling overseas.

Comment by Anne 02.08.13 @ 7:16 am

uh oh — sorry you got that bug! I prescribe lots of fluids, a nap and some non-stress knitting — hope you’re feeling better soon

Comment by bev 02.08.13 @ 9:32 am

That’s not fair! You warn me, and then YOU come down with cashews. Thank Heaven I haven’t felt anything coming on. And no fair scaring the squirrels.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.08.13 @ 10:22 am

Uh-oh! Remember chicken soup with lemon & honey….in whatever combination suits you. You just gotta be well by Stitches. 🙂

Comment by DebbieR 02.08.13 @ 12:25 pm

Sending well-wishes your way!

Comment by Channon 02.08.13 @ 12:52 pm

I ended up going to see the doc with my cough. She put me on prednisone for 6 days, the lining in my lungs started to swell making it hard to breath, things are much better now, thank heavens. Never know what happens take care of yourself.

Comment by kris 02.08.13 @ 1:42 pm

I’m late to the party, but you know the drill anyway. Sleep. Drink. Sleep some more. Get well soon!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.10.13 @ 9:38 pm

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