Monday, January 3, 2011

Gratitude Monday --Squirrelling Away

Squirrel contemplates spruce cone.

Our New Year's Day drive was pleasant though we saw little in the way of wildlife.
At Twin Lakes we were blessed to find this fine fellow busy with a spruce cone. He, or maybe she, was so enraptured by the cone that we could get quite close.
I'm grateful for this, and for the reminder it brings.
I hope the New Year brings you all the spruce cones you need, and something that captures your fancy.


Dawn said...

I am with you on these hopes Leah.
"Something that captures your fancy"....I'm in dire need of something like this for a new year!
Great picture. I'm glad he didn't care if you were there!

Miz said...


we all have our own unique spruce cones huh?


the Bag Lady said...

Here's to all of us happy with our own spruce cones!
Happy New Year, cousin!

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, I am sure you'll find your spruce cones for the year.

Miz, yes, we do. Happy New Year to you, too.

Bag Lady, yes, indeed. Happy New Year to you.

Ron Scheer said...

Squirrels are a laugh. My dog, who's spent a lifetime trying to catch one is even funnier.

Leah J. Utas said...

Animals have some wonderful personalities, Ron.

Reb said...

How cute. I think we all need a few more spruce cones in our lives ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Aye, Reb. That we do.

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you for these thoughts and the great picture too!

messymimi said...

Not sure what will capture my fancy, but enough "spruce cones" will go a long way toward keeping the wolf from the door for one more year.

Enjoy the blessings of a beautiful winter.

Frank Baron said...

The squirrel must have been full of holiday cheer, too. Usually those reds like to scold if you get too close.

Hope you and yours have a great one, Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

You're welcome, Betty.

Agreed, Messymimi.

I've been told off by many a squirrel, Frank. All the best in 2011.

Cheryl Kohan said...

Love the photo, Leah. I like the metaphor, too. Very clever!

Leah J. Utas said...

Why thank you, Cheryl.