Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Another trip to see the squirrels with Phil & Denise.  We weren't disappointed.

Isn't it strange how your ears get hairy when you get old?

I had always thought that "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" referred to squirrels and thought it must come from Beatrix Potter.  When I looked it up some people think it refers to squirrels, others to foxes and others to cats.  The phrase probably originated in America in the 19th or early 20th century.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Squirrel Nutkin photos. Thank you so much for the lovely details like the hairy ears. It does happen to all of us! He has such a cozy moss nook for his hazel nuts. Squirrel heaven.