Squirrels in Autumn

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…just a little poem, written years ago…

Brown, black, reddish, or gray,
squirrels are definitely here to stay.
It’s fun to view them as they eat
an acorn or a nutty treat.

I think of them scurrying across leaves in the fall
more than at any other time of year at all.
To watch them can give your spirits a lift,
as they climb up a tree or do other things swift.

I don’t remember seeing a squirrel that’s a baby;
if I take a nature walk down a woodsy path–maybe.
I thank the Lord for these little creatures,
among His creation with their own unique features.

P. A. Oltrogge

Postscript:
If you’re someone who’s had trouble with squirrels in an attic,
your reaction to them might be an aversion that’s emphatic!
Fortunately, they’re generally busy in the woods among the trees,
where we can watch them gather nuts or sway on branches in the breeze.

Their activities with the acorns do aid reforestation—
God’s planning as seen through His well-designed creation.

“Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.”

Genesis 8:1 (NKJV)

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