With the terrible loss of wildlife this summer season due to the Australian bushfires my family were good enough to give a me a couple of animals for Christmas.......
Now, the Praying Mantis is fine....just sits there and gives me a green look every now and then.
But the duck is a pain in the a*se, it just won't leave me be. Everywhere I go in the garden he/she needs to be involved!
Just loves the big succulents......little bit of dry litter there, don't want to encourage a bushfire!
My Brown coat almost blends in with the Madagascan Periwinkles!
Hmmmm, Petunias need a water!
My God, look at the state of that verandah post....definitely due for a rub down and re-paint
I will just hide outside the guests door and give em a 'quack' when they come out.....better than getting 'goosed'!
Maybe I will hide in the driveway, they will never see me in amongst this purple.
Fancy a tomato or two or three.....hundred, they are everywhere!
Or a strawberry or two......
Zuchinnis, garlic and climbing beans .....a duck could actually get fat here!
It is possibly not proper to poke fun at the animal world when so much of it is suffering at present but I think that's one of the great things about living in this country,.....we never lose our sense of humour, and, as Monty Python said .....'Always look on the bright side of life'!!
I said no so long ago on another site, 'Everyone has a great answer in them......it just needs the right question to drag it out of them!'
Thanks for your lovely comments Beth....the garden comments I will accept! Most people have no idea how hard it is to maintain a mess! Realistically there is less than 48 hours between what belongs in the garden, and what belongs in the compost bin. You have to be on it all the time. But it does reward you, this is what I walk out to in the rear garden each morning.......
You just get to enjoy being a part of nature.....and our guests love being part of it too!
So sorry for what you are all going through. Our sister in law is Australian and is here but is suffering as well. Sending you lots of positive thoughts from California, USA. And please stay safe and healthy and may this terrible inferno dies out. Warm thoughts to you and all Australians.