A sure sign of fall is when we have the annual parade of squirrely squirrels on and across our deck. :)
I have had great enjoyment this past couple of weeks watching Victoria watch the squirrels. It makes one wish they could tell what the Fluffy One is thinking (hmmm... or perhaps not).
But for all her guard cat duties, she could not prevent a theft... which I first noticed when I saw little bits and pieces of moss rose on the deck and the plant looking as if it had been given a haircut reminiscent of the 1960s buzz cuts (which I recognize from my husband's senior pictures).
Do you remember the above lovely pot of moss rose? Well, the pictures below are rather blurry as they had to be taken through the window... but they are evidence to present in court of theft.
|Can you see the thief in the pot on the deck fence?|
|Making his get-away!|
Yep... he has been back many times even after I stuck a birdhouse in the middle of the plant. It has to be a fall thing... they hadn't touched it before they started collecting walnuts.
Unfortunately, he seems to have given Her Highness ideas. Soon thereafter, I walked in My Room to find the "start" of a spider plant (my friend, Linda, gave me) on the floor and dirt over the desk.
Thinking perhaps moving it to the family room would save the remaining plant, I was quite disappointed to find it knocked over and in her teeth the next morning. Talk about evidence that would hold up in court!
I wonder if animals were so bold when in Eden?