Saturday, April 15, 2017

Still Life with Robin: Squirrel Appreciation Week

Photo by Rushenb (Creative Commons)
by Peggy Robin

The laziest way of doing a column is to tell you about someone else’s column, give you the link…and done. I got away with this trick in January when the Post’s restaurant critic, Tom Sietsema, devoted his dining column to praise of a few of our Cleveland Park restaurants and it was all too easy let him take over this space (see But this time, there’s no particular Cleveland Park connection. The columnist whose work I’m plugging is John Kelly and the subject is squirrels – a creature found literally all over the globe -- on every continent except Antarctica. Kelly does a whole week’s worth of columns on squirrels every year around this time, for what he’s designated as Squirrel Week (it should be a national observance!). His column yesterday had the winners of his annual squirrel photography contest, and they’re too cute for words. So I’ll quit writing any words and give you the link:

(If the above link is too long to work, try this:

If that’s not enough for you, go on to this link:

If you want to blame anyone for this time-suck, remember, I’m just the lazy, passer-along of these nut-stealers and scene-stealers. The real culprit is John Kelly.

Still Life with Robin is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.

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