Saturday, October 5, 2013

Preparing for Winter

When I walked outside the other day, all I saw was this incredible mess the squirrels are making as they prepare for the imaginary winter here.

I say imaginary because we don't have a real winter in the south. It does get cold and sometimes below freezing at night, but it always warms up during the day and there's food to be had for the squirrels all the time. Yet it is in their DNA I believe and as the days get shorter, they start eating and eating and eating. And making a big mess!
And when they are done with a pine cone, the simply let it fall, making it quite dangerous to sit outside these days...
After I surveyed the mess from afar, I zoomed in and discovered the gorgeous pattern on this pine cone they had discarded. Isn't it beautiful? And it smelled so good! Thank you, squirrels, for that moment!

Wishing you a less messy day, but equally filled with little surprises!

I'm off to the art supply and knitting stores, two of my favorite places to visit...



  1. Liebe Silke,


    Alles Gute

  2. Yep!...You have to stop for the little moments! :-) And to smell the pine scent!

  3. Squirrels don't have to clean up after themselves. They have staff for that.

  4. Pine cones are beautiful, as I have noticed myself before, but I must admit I wouldn't know what their scent is.

  5. Hope you will have a great time and find a lot of inspiration, have a great weekend, Inge

  6. is full of surprises!

    Best wishes,

  7. How funny-- it really is pretty though!

    Silke your beautiful scarf has arrived and I'm so grateful- thank you for taking the time to make such a pretty gift. It will be so appreciated when it finds a new home. I love you for doing this---

    Will be working on the photos soon:)