Autumn came early this year. Leaves began dropping during the first week of September, and the rain of acorns has been going on non-stop for three weeks now. Bouncing off of the RV roofs they sound like small explosions that reverberate through out the park. There are a number of older Oaks, Pines and Tulip poplars surrounding us, giving blessed shade in the summer, but pelting us with sap, pine cones, pollen, and acorns during the rest of the year!! If I were a crafty person, I would collect those pine cones and do something clever with them. – Make wreathes or Christmas ornaments or something. The thought of glue, glitter and wire wrapping sends cold chills down my spine, which is probably good, since there is very limited space for such things in motor home. Space wise, it’s like living in a submarine., with no room for unnecessary clutter!
The area we are in is, however, a squirrel’s Paradise!! Squirrels are friendly little critters and lots of fun to watch. Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Gray Squirrel is everywhere.
– While living in Northern Wisconsin, the Red Squirrels were the predominant species, and there were a few Black Squirrels in that region as well. Last but not least is the White Squirrel which are the claim to fame of several small towns in the South East and Mid West:
Brevard, North Carolina
Northern Keys, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
Exeter, Ontario Canada
Regardless of which you prefer, squirrel watching is always fun!