Yesterday Kent pointed out to our woodpile, where this... what shall I call him? Fat fellow? Portly pine climber? Rotund rodent? Chubby chippy?
Whatever you wish to call him, he definitely looks like he's been getting ready for winter.
We are starting to think that we'll be seeing an early and a hard winter. Already the birds have been coming around where I keep the winter feeders. Two days ago Kent and I were discussing this and I looked out into our yard to see six different species - Hairy woodpecker, Clark's nutcracker, Stellar's jay, pine siskin, and two more I can't remember at the moment. It makes a girl wonder.