This is the front entrance to Simon's house.
He comes out every morning to sun on top of the old pump base or on top of the jar light.
Sometimes I see him sleeping on the bench.
As each day passes, I have come to the realization that Simon is on his own now.
Once there were three who were born under the pump.
It wasn't long after that mom split to follow her dreams and the three were on their own.
I kept them fed all spring, summer and fall and enjoyed watching them play on the grass.
Then, there were two.
Now, I only see Simon.
Simon's siblings may have decided to join the unwanted chips in the garage of our next door neighbour. She was recently complaining of chipmunks taking up residence in her wood pile.
I guess it's very cozy in there but I fear they might be thrown out without notice.
I told Simon not to 'size down' yet. ;-)
But, if he is to be a loner he has a cozy little den and he has certainly plumped up over the fall.
No, I won't be knitting him a sweater.
I still have a heck of a time with button holes.