Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On my balcony ...

... there are plump red tomatoes ...
... a huge runner bean plant, grown from seed by Little Guy at school and brought home in a paper cup ...
... rosemary, chives, thyme, bay leaves ...
... lots of flowers, many of them self-seeded (the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind)

And a pesky squirrel, who digs up the soil and chucks it about to bury its nuts.

I saw it last week when I looked out of the window.
It stared back at me defiantly. (It did! I swear it did!)
And it was nibbling on a ... crab shell!
(Image from Treehugger)



9 comments:

BarbaraS said...

Was it red or grey? I'd guess grey; they are particularly defiant...

Debi said...

Definitely grey. And definitely defiant. I haven't seen red squirrels since I was a kid.

Yesterday it knocked off 2 tomatoes and kicked earth all over the place.

This means war ...

Debi said...

Oh and if you liked the squirrel pic you might like to meet the hamsters

rivergirlie said...

furry bastard!
xxx

leslie said...

Learn to love The Squirrel.
Resistance is futile...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWU0bfo-bSY

Sharon J said...

You put me to shame, Alper. I have a whole garden but have grown nothing but mint, chives and parsley. How bad is that? I really need to clear at least a bit of it ready for next year so that I can get some more pots out there without them getting swamped by waist high 'wild flora'.

We used to have a squirrel in the garden too. One year it dug up all my daffodil bulbs and buried them in a corner. The next day Richard laid the foundation for our shed in that corner. Take that, you little bugger!

Debi said...

rivergirlie - I always thought squirrels were cute. Now I accept that they're really just rats with fluffy tails.

Leslie - argh! The squirrels are taking over the world ...

Sharon - but then you had no daffodils the following year so the squirrel got the last laugh after all.

Anonymous said...

hi,debi,
sorry not been in touch latley,have been in hospital,now moving around,so to speak..will try to keep you updated on my prgress,but starting to get tired about just writing about myself..
be wont be crying too loud
regards homelesschicken xx

Debi said...

Oh HC! I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are. So sorry to hear your path has been far from smooth.

Sending you hugs and love. D xxx