perdie These are grapes growing over our patio on a big arbor in the back yard. A red variety whose name I have forgotten. They’re not good eating grapes, to me anyway – probably a jam or wine variety, but birds and animals love them. Squirrels and cardinals are most often in the vines.
Last evening as we relaxed on the patio, a fluffy black critter with a lovely white stripe down the center of his back ambled up within 5 feet of us – I think to sample fallen grapes. Fortunately he didn’t consider Skippy a serious threat. Skippy jumped up and ran after him, both of them disappearing into the dark corner of the yard. Fortunately, when Skippy came back to us, he was still smelling pretty. Lucky us! I think I almost spent the evening washing skunk spray off Skippy.