Friday, July 20, 2012

culprit: noun

the source or cause of a problem

I have culprits in my garden, while I am sure it was the raccoon that knocks around stuff on my balcony, including my hummingbird feeder, I am not sure who is munching on my flowers. The other night a taste test was done by a mystery guest. I don't think it was the rabbits as I see them out in the yard all the time and they never seem interested in them...perhaps a deer?
Anyway, we will loosely relate this to the Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
This was the papa bear of plants, evidently it didn't taste so good :) 
( will plant more New Guinna Inpatients next year ;)

This is the Momma bear of plants, evidently it tastes pretty good but not fantastic, it gets nibbled on quite often but not completely demolished:

But this..this is the baby bear of my plants and evidently it tastes "just right" So good as a matter of fact that the mystery muncher came back for seconds the next night and now NOTHING remains, so it's clear that I cannot plant the regular variety of Inpatients out in the yard.

and for everyone who is keeping up with my Beach mini album progress, here is:
page 5
"Ocean treasures left on the shore, Nature's gift to adore."

Perfect Sentiments - PSC41 Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon - shimmer satin ribbon

If you want to see the cover, go here.
Pages 1 and 2, go here.
Pages 3 and 4, go here.


Rita said...

You really have some flower loving culprit out there. :( Bummer! Maybe somebody knows more than I do about how to protect your plants. :(

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Hi Sandee...looks like you many have to get an infra red web cam to see whats happening in the hours of darkness and catch the merry muncher red handed...& what ever was in baby pot they very much liked!...have a super day...Mel :)

scrappymo! said...

love it...but then i am a big fan of sand dollars and kraft paper!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

We want more mermaids!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love that sand dollar on day 5- great job

Craftychris said...

Whatever it is its a little pickle! Another fab page, love the wording xx

JoZart said...

I hope you find the culprit and manage to curtail it's activities. It has happened to me but our main muncher is snails! Boy can they get through some stuff PDQ!
Thanks for popping in on me...
love JoZarty...and the magnetic nail polish IS SUCH FUN!!!

Gina Sismilich said...

The deer come and nibble (and sometimes gorge) on my plants all the time - so your 3 bears interpretation made me laugh. I love that beach album (I also love the beach) -- saw the cover the other day. It's wonderful!

Redanne said...

Oh, your poor little plant! Still, at least you know what they don't much like now, if was here I would say it was an army of slugs (yuk) but for you it probably is deer, can't think of anything else that would do that. Loving page 5, tis gorgeous like all the rest! Crafty hugs, A x

BJ said...

Oh you are SO funny with your plant forager exposé! I have to agree, I tend to plant stuff which won't get eaten. Gone are the days of Marigolds as the slugs/snails adore them so I usually stick to Bergonias which they tend to leave well alone. But have to admit to not planting anything out back this "summer" - YET and my hanging baskets out front are appalling. Maybe next week. BJ

Katie said...

I love your three bears comparison! But I hate that your plants are getting eaten!

The mini album is looking fantastic, your friend is very lucky!

Also, I have a blog award for you on my blog today!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And I thought I had problems with a spring tornado and hail storm. All made by mother nature and not by pesky intruders. Sorry about your plants!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm sorry the flowers are being eaten but the story made me laugh. Not good at all, sort of good, excellent to eat! Whoever it is had no plant sense and had to try them all first. I had a cat once who broke into a bag of assorted bagels and nibbled ALL OF THEM. Hubby said, "Well, it was an assortment, he had to try them all." Love the page with the sand dollar. I love sand dollar. Someone gave me some wee little ones for card making. I refuse to use them on a mere card. They are in a little container of small shells.