"I began to reflect on Nature's eagerness to sow life everywhere...
That immense, overwhelming, relentless, burning ardency of Nature for the stir of life."
—Henry Beston, The Outermost House
I enjoyed watching this tiny Douglas squirrel scamper up and down an old cedar stump. He got a lot of exercise gathering food and returning to this spot to enjoy it. He needed to fill up after a long, cold, and snowy winter.
Replenishing works wonders, whether it's good food or something for the spirit. Reading is an important part of my life, and I sometimes pick up a book when I'm "supposed" to be writing my own book. I tamp down the guilt! It's a great way to get the "stir of life" going for the times I face a blank page again.
This active squirrel has the right idea—to fill up with good things for spring.