Tony the Tiger and his Flying Squirrel Sidekick

Nests and robin’s eggs are neat, but the strange things I find or see on walks are just as interesting.

Last week I passed a parking lot and there was a statue that looked very similar to Tony the Tiger just sitting on a concrete post at the edge of the parking lot. Just…watching the traffic go by. It wasn’t there when I drove past the same spot on the way home from work.

This week a squirrel did a sideways flying leap from a fencepost onto a tree, drew back its head, froze, and stared at me. I doubled over because I’ve never seen a squirrel move like that before.

Two days ago, late in the afternoon, I enjoyed the scent of pine. This morning it was the sweetness of honeysuckle.