It’s the shortest day of the year, and you know what that means…. (More)

It’s been nine years since my campus debut. So much has changed since then. We built our own campus, the New Venerable Hall, and the Newer Venerable Hall. I became the roving reporter and even did a tour as a class war correspondent. My son Regis went to college and the twins, Nancy and Michelle are all grown up too.

Mrs. Squirrel and I are now grandparents, again. Last year Nancy had twins, and Kamala and Elizabeth, and this year Michelle had Beto and Cory. The pic is Beto, helping to decorate the BPI Campus tree. Or maybe it’s Cory. I’m not sure.

I’d have to ask Michelle, who wasn’t yet born when the resident faculty, staff, and student body gathered around Árbol Squirrel for their first winter solstice dance. But they didn’t know it was Árbol Squirrel, and thereby hangs the tail….

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On the first day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Come dance around my tree.

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On the second day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Watch out for my nuts, but
Come dance around my tree.

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On the third day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Don’t wake the baby!
Watch out for my nuts, but
Come dance around my tree.

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On the fourth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Who are all those people?
Don’t wake the baby!
Watch out for my nuts, hey,
That’s NOT dancing ’round my tree.

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On the fifth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

GETT OFF MYY LAWWWN!
Who are all those people?
Don’t wake the baby!
Watch out for my nuts, hey,
That’s NOT dancing ’round my tree.

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On the sixth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Put some frigging clothes on.
GETT OFF MYY LAWWWN!
Who are all those people?
Don’t wake the baby!
Hey, those were my nuts, and
You can’t dance around my tree!

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On the seventh day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Yes I’ll have some eggnog.
Put some frigging clothes on.
GETT OFF MYY LAWWWN!
Who are all those people?
Don’t wake the baby!
Hey, those were my nuts, and
You can’t dance around my tree!

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On the eighth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

My that tastes delicious,
Sure I’ll have more eggnog.
Please put some clothes on.
PLEEEASE MOW MYY LAWWWN!
Who are all those people?
Is that my baby?
I can get more nuts.
Could you please find another tree?

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On the ninth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Yes my tail is fluffy.
My that tastes delicious,
Sure I’ll have more eggnog.
Won’t you take more clothes off?
PLEEEASE MOW MYY LAWWWN!
Who are all those people?
I don’t have a baby.
Never much liked nuts.
Could you please find another tree?

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On the tenth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Yes it helps me balance,
And my tail is fluffy.
My that tastes delicious,
Sure I’ll have more eggnog.
What are clothes for anyway?
THAT’S MY GARDEN GNOME!
Oh wait that’s your brother.
I don’t have a baby.
Never much liked nuts, but,
Would you like to buy my tree?

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On the eleventh day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Oops, dear, excuse me!
Guess I lost my balance,
And my tail is fluffy.
My that tastes delicious,
Keep that eggnog comin’!
What are clothes for anyway?
THAT’S MY GARDEN GNOME!
Oh wait that’s your sister.
Whaddya mean a baby?
You’re a bunch of nuts, and,
Of course you can climb my tree!

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On the twelfth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Whoa I’ve got a headache!
Oops, dear excuse me!
Yes it’s back there somewhere,
And my tail is fluffy.
My that was delicious,
Please no more eggnog!
Whose clothes am I wearing?
THAT’S MY GARDEN GNOME!
Oh wait that’s my wife,
Feeding the baby.
He’s a little nut, and,
We’re all living in MYYYYYY TREEEEEEEE!

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Photo Credit: Priami (EarthPorm)

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Good day and good nuts