Sunday, May 17, 2009
A QUIET PELEE MORNING
The lake is calm, with a few shadows and clouds following the line of the Point Pelee peninsula. There are a lot of orioles around my place this year, and for a few moments their liquid song fills the air. The boat is one of the vessels from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, monitoring fish levels for a commercial impact study.
Thanks to Poetikat for recommending me to Squirrelmama's blog, to help solve the mystery of the rather strange-looking squirrel I posted about yesterday. You can read her detailed comment if you scroll down, but the short answer is - the squirrel is moulting. So much for my cowboy theory! Anyway, I still find it hard to believe that I've lived around squirrels all my life, like most of us have, and yet never noticed this annual event. Now that I've seen my friend Elaine's photos, I'm going to give spring squirrels even more attention.