This just proves what a complete houseaholic I am! I saw this tree yesterday and, ever since, I've been wishing to be a squirrel so I can move in!
I have lived in this neighborhood for 15 years. When I'm in a walking phase, I walk down that path and by this tree every day -- sometimes twice a day! I have never noticed this hole before. But yesterday it just jumped out at me.
Most of the base of this tree is hollow so it looks like there's quite a bit of space in there. I'm sure the floor is lined with nuts. I'm sure it has a lovely nest of squirrel fur in one corner. I can't wait to get a flashlight and peer in there and see it all! All the squirrels for blocks in every direction probably pine for this home!
Mark has a fascination with squirrels. He has an awareness of them that I do not. He constantly sees them and notices what they're up to. I think we live animal incarnations in between human incarnations as kind-of spriritual adventure vacations! Mark was definitely a squirrel. Recently! Maybe we can be squirrels together in our next incarnation and live in this tree!
I'm thinking it needs a mailbox and a door mat and a little welcome sign! See? I'll even do a curb appeal makeover on a squirrel house!