Saturday, October 14, 2006

Night Visitor

It was still dark and very early this morning when we heard the rustling outside. Upon investigation, we discovered who was skulking around our deck in the dead of night:

The little "Night Bandit" raided the bird feeders and emptied them of all the sunflower seeds. The ear of corn set out for the squirrels and blue jays was also stripped clean. Guess I'll have to bring the feeders in at night til he searches for better eats! He's cute, but he could get expensive to feed as he's such a glutton.

Temps got down to 32 degrees last night, but frost has still not touched the flowers. I don't consider it a real frost until I look out and find the impatiens black. So far the only things touched by the colder night temperatures are the coleus.

We had a nice road trip yesterday with no agenda. The sun was shining and the autumn colors were absolutely fluourescent!

"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in the snow,
There comes a festival season
When Nature is all aglow". - Anonymous


Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Thanks for visiting Giddy and the info :)
I might just give Beta a go sometime. They say once you`ve changed there`s no way to change back so I`ll wait until I have some extra time I think.
Am enjoying reading your blog !


Giddy said...

I would definitely wait til later, but then, I don't like change. I guess I just got a wild hair one day and decided to change. Still, so far, so good.

Zoey said...

That little rascal is so cute, but I know they can be a real pain.

The cloud shots are beautiful.

I think Spike would scare me, too! LOL

Kerri said...

Naughty but nice :) You were lucky to get such a nice shot. They're so cute, it's hard to be mad at them....except when they raid our sweet corn...some things are totally unacceptable, no matter how cute the perpetrator!
I still have a few flowers surviving, but the impatiens are black. Coleus too :(