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A tall elegant grape elm tree stands across the road.
It’s leaves rustle in the wind and speak of autumn’s approach.
The warm afternoon air flows through my mind as I spy a little gray mouse sitting quietly next to the tree. On the other side of the tree grows a strong dignified mushroom.
The mushroom stands proud in the late afternoon sun. The mouse timidly sits and listens as the wind swirls around the tree. As gentle as she can be the wind tickles the mouse’s whiskers. This causes the mouse to shake her head and sneeze.
As the leaves begin to fall Mr. Mushroom becomes dry. Spores spread for another season. Not to worry, though, Miss Mouse knows his offspring will return in the spring.
Miss Mouse scurries along and prepares her nest for the winter weather. Burrowing deep down along a line from the tree to the other side of the road she is quite pleased how it’s coming along.
She stops and takes time to offer thanks and gratitude to Mother Nature for sustenance, along with thanking Father Time for the changing seasons.
Lots of nuts and hardy berries are stored in the cupboard of the pantry. The beehive hanging in the tree provides honey, and grapes are dried for future snacking.
The bedchamber is well padded with leaves and grass clippings. As a cold front moves in she is ready with time to spare. The autumn rains soon turn to freezing winter snows. Old man winter settles in for a long snowy season as she burrows in well prepared to eat, sleep and dream sweet dreams.
© 2020 Laurie S Novak
Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on September 22, 2020:
Thank you, Mr. Happy! I'm glad it tickled your funny bone and made you happy! Cheers!
Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on September 22, 2020:
Old man winter is coming our way too. I don;t have nuts stored but I am making tomato sauce, which will last me from now to next year this time.
Anyway, I like your mushroom and mouse story. It's different than what I usually read. Thank You.