Small and brown.
Almost unseen by
Slippery and gooey,
Sliding silently across the grass,
Never to know it’s fate,
Eating cabbage leaves,
Grasses and plants.
Hiding under rocks,
Eyes drawn in
away from danger,
As yet unseen.
Coming out at night,
Slippery, sliding, messy.
Leaving behind only,
A trail of slime,
shiny and sticky.
Yet another from high school, this time I’ve shortened the original.
This is my father’s garden, and just like his father before, it is amazing.
He has the green thumb I’ve never been able to find.
The garden gate here reminds me of books about Peter Rabbit
Nothing beats veges freshly dug and ready to cook and eat.
How do like your beets, do you like them at all?
My boys having some fun after dinner.
Doing jumps, and growling at the dog – who had a knack of getting in the way.
Happy Monday 🙂
I was going to add a video to this post but found out too late that I have to pay for the priveledge. Hmm. For the cost vs quantity of videos I’m likely to upload, it’s not worth it. I’ll just show the pictures I took instead – nothing amazing.
And yesterdays post without attached video.
While there are plenty of echidnas around the place I have not seen one in my garden yet. I’ve seen them wander across the highway, but no in my garden, and neither has the dog.
The poor thing was beside himself wondering what the devil this thing was. By all accounts of where I saw it come from, it must have walked right past his nose and scared him silly. The first I knew about it, was him going nuts. In a strange excited manner.
I grabbed the camera but by the time I got outside it had already buried its head in the bush and the dog was pacing and barking, and growling…. and pacing, pouncing, growling… all very bewildered about this strange creature. It didn’t want to attack him, it just ignored him, and all his noise.
(Not available for your viewing pleasure) I got a little video of him before I gave up watching and went back inside. It goes for a minute and is neither overly funny, (I missed all the good stuff), nor exciting, but you can see how he is not sure about this creature invading his yard. Bunnies and wallabies he likes, butterflies and bumble bees he chases, but this thing… well, it spun him out.