Early morning stroll through the woods was amazingly peaceful. I saw another ermine, many squirrels, chipmunks, and I can’t swear to what it was, but it was an animal, bigger than a squirrel, black, sleek with white streaked by me through the thickets, under a raised foot path, and into an area of brush. Because it was a rich black satin and there was a lot of white, I thought of a skunk, but.. skunks I’ve seen in the past, waddle, and have girth, this animal was sleek. What few people I did see were off in the distance, on another trail. Any ideas? It was fast and ran like the ermine does.. a graceful leaping action.
The weather forecasters are calling for even higher temperatures over the next couple of days. There was little to no snow in the woods, with the ongoing balmy weather, we should be seeing a lot of new growth soon. I’ve almost depleted my sunflower seeds.. I left the squirrel to his breakfast, the supply will simply disappear by next visit.
Tell yourself “things happen” Even if something is inconvenient, once you accept it you’ll be able to move onto the next step.Perfect Liberty 2021.8
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Maybe it was a mink? Or an ermine in its summer coat?
what colours can they be in the summer.. it certainly moved like the ermine I’ve seen…
Brown with white belly and throat. Mink are darker but not much white.
whatever this was, was black, I wasn’t that close, but I was struck by how sleek it was, and the coat seemed like a coal black. .. will likely always be a mystery.. unless I happen across it again. 🐱
A fine gallery with paths as a good metaphor