Sunday, March 20, 2011

Snap, Crackle, Pop: The Secrets Of Our Pines

While playing in the backyard today, we listened to the secrets of our pine trees.  As we played, we heard the sounds of the pine cones opening.  It was as though we had just poured milk over some Rice Krispies.  It really is a special moment to be a part of when you think about it.
Anyways, the kids were curious about it, so I told them that the pine trees were talking to us; that they were telling us their secrets.
I asked Drew what secrets he thought they were trying to tell us.  He said that they were telling us to be quiet because the squirrels were trying to sleep.  I asked him why the squirrels were trying to sleep in the middle of the day and he said it was because they were eating all of the bird seed out of our bird feeder that is hanging in the tree (we have always had that problem and have tried every kind of bird feeder ever made it seems to keep the squirrels out).
Well, you can't argue with logic, so I guess we'll need to be quiet for our fat-bellied, sleeping squirrels.  What a life!

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