Sunday, May 30, 2010

Roses & Rodents & Humans, Oh my!

What a glorious Sunday!  We've been enjoying our ROSES which are just coming into bloom.
























I'm particularly happy with this rose that is finally big enough to start climbing over our pool fence and trellis.  I planted it 2 years ago and it is coming along beautifully.


















I just love this shade of pink especially against the "aged grey" look of the fence boards and trellis.


















I planted this Betty Boop rose two years ago as well.  I love that at different stages of the bloom, some of them have yellow and others are more white.  Really makes a stunning display.


















Can't remember the name of this one but I LOVE it!

And now for the RODENT portion of today's post ....

I have to confess that I don't like many rodents, but I am extremely fond of CHIPMUNKS!   When we lost our outdoor cat two years ago, I was heartbroken, but I have been happy to see that our chipmunk population is gradually being restored since the cat's demise.  I have been attempting to tame the cute little creatures so I've been putting peanuts out every so often and I do see one chipmunk quite regularly collecting them.

This morning was a lazy Sunday morning when we got to sleep in and then have breakfast out on the deck.  While we were sitting there with our coffee, we heard a rustling and suddenly not one, not two, not three, but SIX chipmunks appeared!  Actually there were two adults and four babies.  So adorable!    

Here the four little ones are playing around with each other. 


They played very much like kittens, hiding and then pouncing on each other.  Very cute!


Looks like the mother is trying to keep the youngsters in line.  :)


In this picture it looks like she's giving one of them a scolding, or maybe washing his ears!  

I got out the bag of peanuts and convinced one of the adults to come quite close.  I wasn't expecting that he was going to touch my toe though and I was a wee bit nervous he might mistake it for a peanut. 

And finally here's a shot of our home where roses, rodents, and humans all coexist with great happiness.


I hope everyone in blogland is having a wonderful, restful Sunday like we are!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I have ever seen a chipmunk so up close and personal with a person before. You might have a chipmunk family as pets before this is all said and done. Outdoor pets. But that would be cool. And your roses are lovely. You write this lovely post on flowers and animals and I write, well... I don't want to spoil anything but it isn't about flowers! Happy Sunday!

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