But first .. I have to report the progress of what many thought a extreme move with the pruning urge and my beloved Sumac tree ... the first picture of promising buds was posted not long ago .. and now said buds are more like BIG feathers ? So my Sumac and I are breathing easier ... phew !
You can catch a glimpse of our regular chubby squirrel that believes "he" owns this garden and has free passage when ever he wants to roam around still digging those blasted holes checking on where those nuts he buried are .. we almost bumped into each other on the deck .. me squealing .. clad in my most weary,thread bear pajamas .. not a pretty sight !
We both agreed to go in the opposite direction of each other after that one ; )
He won't allow any pictures he can't hide from .. he mumbles and grumbles so much even the birds are cautious of him. WG and TG .. aka Weather Gargoyle and Thinking Gargoyle, have silently put some distance between "him and them" .. I better get moving on finding a new perch on the deck for them all or heaven knows what added naughtiness might be swirling in a garden gnome's black mood ? ... the saga continues.
P.S. The glitch to the deck as I mentioned above .... the first step is a half inch too short according to the city inspector ... can you believe THAT ???????????????? ... on the other hand .. did Dave do this to drive us crazy ??