I couldn’t believe my luck! Delectable delights waiting to be devoured and I was the only one there. Look at all the maple seeds (they are also called samaras or kids call them helicopters – but I call them delicious!) just laying around.

I must admit, I wasn’t paying much attention to my surroundings because I was starving. I was here last week checking out this location and no one was around. Imagine my shock when a robin attacked me, immediately followed by a small blackish bird. They flew right at me and pecked my head! What was that all about? Quickly I dove for cover.

The hostas were perfect for hiding. I waited for a bit then cautiously crept out to continue my feast. Have you ever tried these seeds? They are the best in the spring!

Just as I settled back in for my feast, the birds were back interrupting my meal. I would have gladly shared my seeds, but they weren’t having it. They kept flying right into me so I had to hide out under the arborvitae tree.

Cautiously I crept out to continue my dinner, but I wasn’t safe for long.

Thank goodness for the safety in the hostas! Do you see that robin sitting on the fence. It was just waiting for me to creep out of my hiding place.

Eventually I gave up trying to have a peaceful meal. I climbed up the fence and was strolling along the top when the #%$@! bird came charging. I scurried across the top of that fence and hid in a dense viburnum bush. Maybe later I will go back and snack on a few seeds. Want to join me?

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13 thoughts on “Attacked!

  1. Terje says:

    I saw a squirrel a few days ago. I wonder if your squirrel met my squirrel, would they understand each other or would they need a translator.

  2. Michelle @litlearningzone says:

    What an adventure! You had me wondering from the beginning …. can I really eat those helicopters?!? Lol!

  3. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    When I read your titles, I always try and guess what you are writing about. This time I got the bird right, but was completely stumped on the point of view until I got to the hasta part! 🙂

  4. I read this on my phone before the pictures came up. I was very concerned that you had used up everything in your extra food supply closet when I read “I must admit, I wasn’t paying much attention to my surroundings because I was starving.”😆 But as a fan of yours I kept reading to see whose point of view you were exploring this time. Oh…the squirrel is back and giving you another story!

    • This makes me laugh…and I’m also laughing at elsie for sharing a link for edible seeds for humans! Erin, when are you going to join us at #sosmagic????

      • Oh, Ruth! 😳 I’m thinking about it. Truly! 🙂 I almost shared some poems I wrote last week when I was helping teachers see the value of poetry. Then I chickened out. I am my own worst critic.

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