Friday, June 12, 2009

Funny, very funny!

Mother Nature laughed at me today. She made me pull her finger. She lifted up her great green skirt and mooned me. She is a tricky one and quite the prankster.
I was really busy today setting up for our garage sale so I didn't get a chance to walk around my gardens much. When I was sitting in my dining room trying to relax after a very long day of hard work, I looked out the window and saw not one but TWO BABY GROUNDHOGS completely helping themselves to my garden's bounty. They didn't even have the nerve to run and hide when I took their picture.

This is what it looks like when Mother Nature laughs at you...






But of course she delights me on a daily basis with all she has given me. Singing wrens, pretty blue borage flowers, dainty Scottish Harebells and delicate mushrooms that appeared as if by magic over night. I should feel blessed with all the beauty in my garden. Perhaps I should just adopt these two rascally, orphaned ground squirrels. What do you think, time to get a fence for my veggies?




We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. ~Francis Bacon







To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. ~Buddha

18 comments:

Rosanne said...

Word must have gotten around that you'll feed hose critters! I've never seen that many groundhogs.
I say a fence would be a good thing about this time ;^)
Love your nature pictures, those mushrooms are so delicate. I thought it was some kind of flower at first.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

oh goodness what rascals! Your garden is just lovely ..the wren is so sweet!

Jennifer Rose said...

lol >< yep time for a fence i think. word must be getting around the neighbourhood that the good eating is in your garden ;)

that wren shot is great! nice action shot of him chirping away :)

Zan Asha said...

Haha Jen! Ohno! But they are cuties! Are they the babies of the two you've already caught? Maybe you should adopt them! :) I can imagine the mischief they would get into!

And yes, a fence would be good :) The pictures are just beautiful!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Jen great pictures! Your garden is way ahead of mine, it looks so good. We have had so much rain that the weeds are doing better then the plants! I have had some butter crunch lettuce though, it was great! We don't have any critters in our garden, our dog Lucy keeps them all away! :-)

The Magic Onions said...

What a gorgeous post!
It's hard to share our stuff, especially when we've worked so hard for it but what a treat to have a visit by those two rascals. My daughter has even made me start 'relocating' our garden worms!
Thank you for visiting my blog... it's a treat to have found yours!

Meghann said...

Yeah, a fence is definitely in order, or those motion-activated sprinklers. Your garden looks lovely though :)

First Draught Farm said...

I've never heard of so many ground hogs in such a confined area!

Well, Pennsylvania IS the groundhog capital, right? We'll look for YOUR critters to tell us whether or not shadows are seen and to brace for 6 more wks of winter next year!

perennialgardener said...

She is a trickster that's for sure! lol Those darn groundhogs sure have guts don't they, yep it's time to fence in the veggies. Unless you were planning on sharing your crop with the critters? :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today, your blog is delightful. Thanks for the smile!

Sarah said...

Oh how cute are they??!! I love the wren and the mushrooms - what an amazing picture!!! Sarah

Linda said...

Amazing Photographs Jen, Your Gardens such a bounty, no wonder you get all those hungry visitors. Lindax

Kathleen Coy said...

Ohmygosh, they are cute little stinkers, aren't they? And I'm going ga-ga over that singing wren photo. GREAT capture, girl!!!

Sonia ;) said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW they are cute...Ya she laughed, pointed and mooned ya badly...Time to try and coexist..LOL Love the pics..

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

vintagepaletteart said...

OMG....I'll tell you what I think. I think you have an added gift...the gift of photography and capturing the beauty in everything Jen! I love coming to your blog! Never a dull moment and always something precious to look at! =o)

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Sorry Jen, I am still laughing. Just when we think we have everything under control -SURPRISE !!!
Have to admit they are cute little varmits ! Looks like a little fence is in your future.
Lovely photos too.

stregata said...

What beautiful photographs! It is hard to be mad at those little rascals, but a fence would be in order, I quess.
Those little mushrooms are unearthly lovely, like little flowers on the moon... oh, oh, my imagination is running away with me.
Have a lovely day!
Renate

Melody Lea Lamb said...

What a talented photographer you are Jen!! That's really too funny about the groundhog babies. Oh my, Mother nature IS poking fun at you!

Angie at Free Rein said...

We have two fat little groundhogs at the rehab center where I volunteer. They were raised by humans but will still hide from us in their tunnels occasionally. Their names are Stormy and Sunshine. They will get to stay with us as education animals since they no longer fear humans. I am leary of those long teeth but love to hand feed them their pecans.