Thursday, November 4, 2010

White Tailed Squirrel



Our town has had a resident population of white tailed squirrels, for as long as I can remember. I have never seen one in my neighborhood though, so I am pretty thrilled about this one! We do feed squirrels, along with birds, here at Comfrey Cottages:) Are usual squirrel here, is so gorgeous! They are reddish with big red, fluffy tails. Not long ago, my husband and I were in a town with a black squirrel population. They were just adorable and we drove around finding and watching them for quite awhile.

Squirrels as a totem/power animal are quite fascinating. It might behoove any of us drawn to this cute rodent to think about what squirrel has to teach us. Gathering, activity, and preparedness. Exam each of these areas in your life. There can be deficits or excess that you might care to address. Anyone that has trouble letting go of emotional baggage, hoarded possessions, excess thinking and worrying a subject to death, might want to heed squirrel and keep what is needed and let go of that which is bogging them down. Take time to play, stay active, prepare for the future, don’t try to do too many things at once, and take time to listen to your inner self and to natures cycles.

I know having too many irons in the fire is one of my areas I always need to work on! I believe this little squirrel came to remind me to prioritize, to let go of some more possessions and thoughts,  to make more room for what is needed, and to remember to always approach each day with joy in my heart and a playful nature!

Big hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottages



Anke said...

We love squirrels here! We have two squirrel feeders in our backyard and we really enjoy watching them and their antics...

Rita M said...

He looks really adorable - nice to get them in your garden Leslie.

Have a nice day my friend.

Marcia said...

Leslie, thank you for that insight, I do need to try and leave some `stuff` behind. I have flung out heaps but as always, I need to do more !

I so love the seasons .. spring is here in NZ now and i`m sure everything is more intense then usual - i feel I want to wrap myself up in the verdant green.Check out my blog, address on my FB page.

*Ulrike* said...

Leslie, that is just totally cool! You are right about what you said, heaven knows, I could certainly apply that to me!
Big hugs sent your way!
Take Care,

Lisa said...

I have been thinking about squirrels lately...wondering how many different kinds there are in my own area. How neat to see this guy (or gal)!

Hugs to you Leslie! :)

Comfrey Cottages said...

that is so cool that you feed squirrels too Anke:) They are just a blast to watch!
Hi Rita:) You know you are always in my thought dear one. love you
Marcia, I did start following your blog! So very cool seeing things from a NZ percpective:) I will so enjoy seeing your warm weather pics while we are going though our cold weather time:) Glad you enjoyed the insights:)Nice to meet a fellow beekeeper:)
Ulrike, I knew you would feel this applied to you also;-) hugs right back at ya:)
I think all of us are seeing how squirrels wisdom and message can apply to each of us;o) Besides being so darn cute!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Hi Lisa:) Thank you for stopping by! xx Sounds as if Squirrel has been talking to you also, since you have been thinking about them!! hugs to you also dear:)