A SQUIRRELLY WORLD SHARE

SHARE YOUR SQUIRRELY WORLD 11-30-2021

It’s been a very squirrelly day here, so this is the perfect finale. Well, maybe not the finale quite yet. Regardless, it’s definitely a biggish moment.

We put out a big brick of dried mealworms and suet yesterday. Every creature wants a piece of it. I didn’t think squirrels liked worms, but I also didn’t realize they eat dying chrysanthemums. They do, by the way. Not only eat them, but tear them out of their pots and munch on the seedy flowers. I have never seen them eat fresh flowers, so I’m guessing they like these because they’ve gone to seed. I also suspect acorns are overrated.

Apparently much tastier than acorns

We have tons of acorns everywhere because we grow at least 1000 oak trees and this has been a very big year for acorns. As far as I can tell, the squirrels totally ignore them. Or maybe they are storing them for later?


If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be? (Real names aren’t necessary, vague descriptions are fine… and yes, this is being asked in fun and not to be mean)

I think the possibilities are beyond the bandwidth of this question. I’d add entire groups, like all vax deniers and anyone who sincerely believes the earth is flat. Please also add those who feel truth is whatever they say it is which would then include most of our lying right-wing congress persons.

If all these people would just shut up, I’d sleep better.

If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you?

You mean — like from now? Nothing. I do not like this world and would not want to take anything from it.


Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow. Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Sorry indigo, you’re just blue-purple.  Hot pink?  You’re too flashy!)

Red flowers, like my Christmas Cactus and Anthurium.
Oranges, the fruit. Tangerines are okay too.
The fresh green of spring leaves on trees.

Goldfinch

Goldfinch in the brightest yellow feathers.
The blue sky the morning after a major snow storm when the air is as clear as crystal and the sky is almost turquoise blue.
The warm purple in the evening sky when the sun is setting.

Photo: Garry Armstrong


If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read?

If you don’t die young, you’ll get old. Learn to cope.


Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night!  If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead?

Homemade gingerbread and a glass of whatever is his favorite beverage. I’m going to take a wild guess and select some fine cognac. If that’s too rich, hot chocolate anyone?

Santa is not fat. He is round and happy. No nagging please.

Now — about Christmas.

We are fully decorated. This took about 15 minutes because the lights are still on the tractor from last Christmas and they work. We replaced the indoor window lights with new ones. The old ones finally died after ten years, which was not entirely unreasonable.

Our tree in front of a portrait of Jerusalem, Ganeesh and antique Chinese Sui musicians — Nothing if not eclectic

We took our 4-foot already decorated tree out of the guestroom (which is the attic because no one can climb the rickety stairs that fold down from our sort-of attic). All we had to do was cut off the plastic wrapping and plug it in. Well, I did have to add a short extension cord. Maybe 20 minutes, including unwrapping the lights.

Have a joyful whatever-you-celebrate!



Categories: Anecdote, Anthurium, Christmas cactus, Goldfinch, Humor, Photography, Share My World, Squirrel, Sunset, vaccine

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6 replies

  1. Nice tree! And I see Lil still has her place on the mantel after all these years (Hopefully you don’t have to replace her after 10 years)…

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  2. Thank you Marilyn for Sharing Your World and your suet with the critters! Those squirrels look very well fed, no starvation there, even if they do turn up their noses at the acorns. I know they have proper teeth for cracking that kind of nut, but to me? Acorns are darned tough nuts, and maybe their little jaws get tired trying to crack the things open? I bet they do hoard them in their nests though, a snack for later or against a ‘dry’ spell. I loved your rainbow list (with attendant photos), so lovely and the Squirrel photos were magnificent! It sounds like your holiday plans are well in hand! Kudos on accomplishing all that as I know you haven’t felt that well recently. Have a great week!

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  3. Santa 🎅 is not fat, he’s just fluffy! Nicely answered Marilyn

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