Squirrel and Oak Seedling
Squirrel, hoarder of Fall's fruit, banker of nuts, planted this acorn in my garden before winter sealed the earth like a frozen tomb. Winter, stern teacher, tester of trust that life will emerge again. Be squirrel. Work and play hard, against all odds. Believe in bounty.
I extracted this lovely specimen weeding my garden (something I've been doing a lot of lately). And the squirrel--we have a family that have made our yard their domain for several generations. Katie, I hope you like this. I took the liberty to switching the orientation to vertical. I enjoyed doing this! It seemed a fitting image to create as we approach the summer solstice. Now, by sending it onto you, Katie, it will have made its first full cycle.