Friday, October 17, 2008

The Passion of the Squirrels

So my delightfully crazy neighbor, Jay, has several hobbies but my favorite is his obsession with plants - mostly orchids and passionfruit vines. He has a huge greenhouse so packed with orchids, it's almost like having the Conservatory of Flowers in your own backyard. It's warm and wet in any weather and is a great secret hideout when need to sneak off on your own for a while. And we have a monster passionfruit vine growing up our back porch. It grows so fast, I have to trim it back every time I go down the stairs to do some laundry.

Well this morning, I was minding my own business, reading a particularly creepy Ian McEwan book when I heard this scary commotion on the stairs. I though for sure someone was trying to break in!

When I got up the coutrage to actually take a look, I discovered it was two little squirrels and they were gorging themselves on the passionfruit with WILD abandon. There are seeds hulls spread all over the landing and up next, I can imagine there will be huge amounts of poo.

But they are so cute, I don't even mind.

1 comment:

queenbeehoney said...


(From "Christmas Vacation")