Whew, was it cold last night. When I woke up at 8:30 it was 38 degrees inside, and little Katie hadn't moved from under her little nest inside a small down comforter. It was warm inside The Palms yesterday evening due to the two space heaters we have (I'll forever love all of you who suggested I get electric space heaters!!!), so I didn't put her jacket or sweater on her when we went to bed.
When I woke up, right away I thought about Katie, and looked down to see a bump still under the quilt. Usually she will come out during the night, but not last night! I got up and spread a quilt over her, too, and she didn't move. I peeked to see if she was okay:
"Hey, Mom, let me sleep. It' so nice and warm in here."
I looked out the kitchen window and saw this little guy:
A little past noon we were at 73 degrees in here, up from 38 degrees. It was time to take off the warm clothes and turn off the heaters. :)
I was sitting here watching TV on my laptop when I heard some rattling outside my screen door. I looked over my shoulder....... right into the eyes of a squirrel climbing up my screen. I don't know who was more surprised! I, of course, got up for the camera while he scurried away and Katie went over to the door to see what she'd missed.
On our early afternoon walk, we were just about to turn into our driveway when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye:
He was so funny - he kept popping in and out of his hole, grabbing a little greens, back into the hole, looking back and forth. We stood right next to him watching and snapping photos for a long time. I can't believe how good Katie is when I stop to take pictures. She'll sit for quite a while, completely quiet.
Later this afternoon there were lots of little birds in the bushes and on the ground behind The Palms, picking things out of the soil right near another hole - there are lots of animal holes here. All of a sudden a head pops up, looks around at the birds, and goes back in again. I wanted to get a picture of him looking out at the birds, but he didn't come back out.
Here are some shots of local flora. These are from the front of the little shop area right outside the park:
The grounds are landscaped beautifully.
From Me and My Dog, have a great Wednesday evening, everyone! : )