Squirrel: An Undulating Line of Gray

November 4, 2014

Speaking of the gray squirrel:

” . . . a long, undulating line of soft gray, silent as a spirit and graceful as a wave on a beach.”
— John Burroughs, “Barn Door Outlook,” from The Writings of John Burroughs, vol. 15, The Summit of the Years

Watercolor sketch of squirrel acrobat

Watercolor sketch of squirrel acrobat

 

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3 Responses to “Squirrel: An Undulating Line of Gray”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    We have so few gray squirrels here. Most are fox, and that lovely, rusty red.They have been active the past week — and paying no attention to cars. They are a lot of people slamming on brakes as the nut-laden critters do their winter grocery shopping.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Isn’t there an old wive’s tale correlating the nut-gathering busy-ness of squirrels with the severity of the upcoming winter?

  2. Diana Studer Says:

    ah, that’s wonderful!


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