Nap Time in Siouxland, Sioux City

7 Dec
A squirrel tries to nap in the crook of a tree on a windy, bone chilling day in the backyard of a residence Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. Temperatures are predicted to fall into the single digits before a warming trend that is more seasonal begins next week. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©) (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Some days when the weather isn’t cooperative, and is cold, breezy and with a heavy hint of winter in the air, a course of action might be to take a nap. This little guy was nestled in a tree nook, the wind buffeting its tail and I watched as its eyes kept closing. Doing its best to nod off even with strong wind gusts and a cold chill in the air. But tomorrow will be another day and with a tummy full from local eats, it might be good to forgot about the weather for a bit, and dream of spring, freshly dug up peanuts in a shell and a warm breeze.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

3 Responses to “Nap Time in Siouxland, Sioux City”

  1. doerfpub December 11, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

    Nature at peace is always the cutest. Found a perfect place to take a little nap and escape the worries of the world like “where the hell did I bury that nut!?!”

    • jerrymennenga December 11, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

      Buy more “post its”. He did look content and was fighting sleeping, but the “warm sunshine” overtook him.

  2. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog December 14, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

    Hoping for sunlight warmth. I have seen screech owls sleeping in a sunlit tree hole.

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