The cooler weather refreshes all of us – it makes you want to get out and kick up your heels.
I know I am really enjoying my walks in these cool, even crisp-feeling, mornings.
I got in another five-mile jaunt today by doing a round trip from home to the marina and back. The morning was still as I wended my way down Emmons Boulevard. A few birds twittered and chirped and in the distance a lonely woodpecker was taking drilling practice in a tall tree, no doubt leaving it pock-marked with his sharp beak.
As I approached a huge tree, a pair of squirrels was playing a vigorous game of hide-and-seek, causing me to gasp one time when the two of them ran down the tree and continued their chase out into the street. I had to look away, but thankfully the motorist was going slowly and gave them a brake. Whew!
Speaking of breaks … today, a black squirrel, just like this one, captured the Comerica Park crowd’s interest during the 8th inning when he darted out into the field. All play was halted while the squirrel prowled around a bit, then went back to where he came from.
After play resumed between the Tigers and Royals, a Twitter account was quickly created for the intruder (Black Squirrel @Tigers Squirrel) and our thoroughly modern furry friend churned out a couple of Tweets: “I did it” and “That was fun …” which was soon followed by his Retweet by MLB.com “and we shall call him, the #WalkoffSquirrel” … you can see him and read the story here: http://atmlb.com/1OTPSAj .
Hey – no time like the present to act squirrelly is my motto too sometimes.