Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
I promised a few new friends that I would blog about an unexpected guest on our tour, so they would know his status. I was in the pleasant company of a couple of architects from London recently and one of them spotted a baby squirrel in the middle of the path. It was cold and rainy and I was compelled to pick him up and bring him with us on the tour. My guests, with absolute respect, decided on the name Fleas van der Rohe. I am happy to report that he is doing well and has been my constant companion for two days. I am confident that tomorrow morning, when I leave him at the base of the tree, mom or dad will come retrieve him.
He is quiet in my care and eating well, but when we leave him on the path he makes quite a racket, calling for someone to come get him. Tomorrow, early in the morning, I’m certain that he will be swept into the nest by his parents.
It is an indication of all the new that spring can bring to the Farnsworth House. The Daffodils are beginning to bloom with the Virginia Blue Bells not far behind. The monotone of winter, though lovely in its own right, gives way to the vibrant colors of spring. The fish are jumping, the wildlife is abundant, the trees are in bud and the deer will be nudging their young out of the woods soon. I love this time of year. Every day brings abundance, change and growth. There is no better place to see it all than the interior of the Farnsworth House.
We are open for tours and glad to have visitors again. You should think about a visit, but make a reservation first! We’re filling up!
Farnsworth House Site Director
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