Super Moons and Flying Squirrels

Sometimes life gives us a chance to pay more attention to the world closest around us. Despite what many of us have been thinking and feeling these past couple of months, pandemics are apparently good for some things. It’s forced many of us to stay close to home and appreciate what we have in our own backyard. I also think we’ve stopped taking life for granted, especially those people in our lives that we haven’t been able to see or spend time with for months now, with that ever looming question hanging over us : When? When will we be able to hug our friends and family? When will life go back to some sort of normalcy? 

Patient. We’ve been told to be patient. Let me assure you, writers are patient people. We have to be.

Thankfully, we’ve made some fun discoveries during our self-isolation. Yes, there have been times of uncertainty and many sleepless nights, not to mention how much we miss seeing the kids and grand kids, and wondering how long it will be before we can visit our granddaughter who lives in another province. But hope is out there and is something that keeps us going. The world is filled with many wondrous and beautiful things.

I’m not sure how many of you had the chance to see the super moon earlier this month. It was a lovely yellow as it came up across the lake. Quite breath-taking.

And while we were out discovering things in our back yard, Hubby found a flying squirrel in a dead tree on our property when he randomly tapped on it. He got a bit of a surprise when this little girl popped her head out. We’re thinking it’s a “she” as she appeared rather plumb and  a quick search on the internet told me they have their babies in May and June.

I was quite tickled to get a photo since they are nocturnal which means you don’t often see them during the day.

As we trudge through this pandemic, I hope you are making some wonderful discoveries where you live. With all the great weather we’ve been having recently, and summer not far off, I am looking forward to making many more discoveries in the weeks ahead.

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  1. That moon is something else. Yes, there have been some good things come out of all this. And things are getting better so there is light at the end of this tunnel. The economy will bounce back, it always does. Maybe you will have some baby flying squirrels soon. xo

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  2. Hugh MacDonald

     /  May 20, 2020

    The moon was super indeed. I grew up in a country setting, and during those years I saw some flying squirrels, but it’s been more than a few decades. I hope a cure/vaccine can be found for this terrible virus, and that you’ll soon be hugging your gradchildren, Laura. Take care and stay safe.

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    • Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I’m looking forward to the day when we can hug all the grand kids. At least there seems to be some light at the tunnel these days. 🙂

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  3. That’s quite a picture. I’ve never seen one up close or far away. I did see the moon, though:)
    Hope you’ll get your hug wish very soon!

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    • Thanks, Jan! I think we’re going to get in a video chat tomorrow. Hard for the little ones to sit still, however. 🙂

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