Monday, January 11, 2010

Who's Living in the Attic?

This morning I heard sounds on the roof while
I was working upstairs in my studio.
Had noticed with the latest snowfalls, some tracks
on the roof...hmmm, who could that be!

As I looked out at the dolgo crab apple tree
beside the window, I noticed some goldfinches
eating the crab apples.

and then I saw her or him...
our red squirrel must have taken up residence
in the attic again for I have been hearing commotion
in the attic for quite some time and didn't know who
was up there. Several autumn's ago, Dave had blocked
the outside entrances to the attic but he evidently
missed something!

To see more red squirrels from years past
click here and here and here!


Jill said...

Wow! I didn't even know there were red squirrels in this country (we certainly don't have them in my area) - I always thought of them as European squirrels... You've got some incredible photos of them - they ARE really cute!

Roses and Lilacs said...

One made a home in my attic, chewed thru some electrical wires and disabled most of the circuit that supplies the upstairs electricity.

Bad squirrel, expensive squirrel!

Nan and =^..^= said...

They are adorable and extremely fast!

Wow, I'm so sorry they caused so many problems in your home...we really don't want them living in the attic for it is well insulated and they could easily destroy it. D was hoping to keep them out when he sealed up the obvious entrances but they seem to have found another way in. Fortunately the wiring is not in the attic. There isn't an entrance into the attic for people (just critters!)

Judy Hartman said...

Glad he cannot get down into your studio, but he is awfully cute!

quiltcat said...

You really don't want them chewing your siding, excavating nests in your insulation, etc...but gosh, they sure are cute!

quiltcat said...

By the way, thank you for the lovely card!! It's so nice to have some more of your artwork "in person."

Nan and =^..^= said...

Judy H,
Oh, it would be so disastrous if they somehow made their way through the wall or ceiling into the studio and what would Ellie May think or do!

we sure don't want them disturbing the insulation but since we can't see up there, it's probably just as well for we might be horrified! They are incredibly cute and the babies are fascinating. We'll see what the spring brings!