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Friday, June 27, 2008

Drats, Foiled Again!

OR

Why Is That Tree Covered In Tin Foil?





I am always entertained by the cat and bunny show here at Corazon.

Yesterday was an all out rebellion.

They each focused on things they shouldn't do.
Well, we don't think they should do them, their instincts say otherwise.
Needless to say, this is a battle that can be hard to win.

When Larry the bunny is out in the yard, he knows that being in the fern garden is off limits. Eating the fern garden is REALLY off limits.
The difference between being in the fern garden and eating the fern garden is about a second and a half.

Yummmm, Buffet!


Depending on the resolution of your screen, you may have to click on the picture to get the larger one, in order to see Larry. He is hiding in the back. Hmmmm, maybe I should Photoshop a "Where's Waldo" hat onto his little head.


Now, not to be outdone, Diego the cat has to go catch us a bird. So we are now chasing Diego around the house with a bird in his mouth! But with cat caught, and bird rescued (flying straight out the door instead of directly at the skylight!) , all returns to calm.

Later in the day, I prepare for a battle I have been avoiding the last couple of days.
Lord Lawnboy VS St. Augustine!
FYI, St Augustine grass grows very well here, and has exploded since the rainy season has started.

While changing the bag on the on the mower, I hear a frenzy of chirping from the peach tree beside me. Looking up, I see a small nest.

Fast forward 15 minutes later and there are 6 of us from the Corazon taking turns on the step ladder to have a peek at the abode of our new tenants.

The Three Amigos

All this ado has brought the nest to the attention of Diego.
Now the cadre of neighbours has become the hastily form CATNIP
(Committee Aiding Tree-dweller's Nests In need of Protection)

After a short discussion, we decide if we wrap the the area of the tree below the nest, the cat will not climb it to the lunch counter he perceives there. As he has attempter to do so twice during the discussion, we run a quick test after the application of the foil. It is a success!

Please leave any name suggestions in the comment section.

7 comments:

Felipe Zapata said...

Dang, Todd, I can´t get those ferns to do anything in my yard but die.

Steve Cotton said...

I have spent the day laughing at the combination of wit and ingenuity. Todd -- If you told me you had now taken up target practice with your television set, I would not be surprised. Any idea what type of birds are in the nest? (The answer "small ones" is already taken.)

Calypso said...

Great photo of those hungry babies - I think you are on the right track to help them survive.

Keep us posted - and as Steve asks what are they?

John

Todd said...

Michael-
As new gardeners, almost everything we plant is a challenge.
The thing that seemed to have the biggest impact was increasing the drainage where we have them planted.

Steve & John
Thanks! Don't know what type of birds they are, yet.
The parents stayed away quite a while yesterday because we were gardening in that area, so we didn't want to hang around after so they could get into feed them.

We hope to stake them out on the weekend and maybe get a picture.

Todd

Christine said...

Names for the 3 amigos? Howabout DHL? Stands for Daryl, Harry and Larry. Christine

Babs said...

Good gosh Todd, National Geographic has a photo contest going on....you MUST submit that photo of the three mouths - it's magnificent! Deadline is August 12th, I think. Names: Huey, Dewey and Louie.......
And the bunny in the fern...hysterical!

Todd said...

Yippe, we now have some name suggestions!

Hey, where is the nation geographic contest, only in the magazine or is it online also?

Todd

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