Details

Things to notice if you’re looking closely in my garden now:

A few butterflies…

The sun shining through the elephant ears…

A little squash plant preparing to grow outdoors…

Tomatillos¬† plumping…

Reflections by the turtle…

Tomatoes discovered half eaten on the garden bench one morning…

(Who did it!?! Was it you, Squirrel? Or was it you, Mr. Raccoon?)

The way the Japanese painted fern matches the raku shards in my garden…

My old cat loving the view…

The angel’s trumpets and the masses of bees that flock to them as they open at dusk…

On a less picturesque note, trapping raccoons is all about the details. I never imagined I’d be a connoisseur of live traps, but I am. The standard model of Have a Heart trap seems to be the best.

Raccoon #9 was in the basement trap at 1:30 am early Saturday morning but by 7:30 am he had muscled his way out. It was a Have a Heart easy set model and has had enough raccoons caught in it (maybe 4?) that the springs that hold the door shut have worn out and loosened up too much. I got another brand of trap to replace it, but I’m taking that one back because its back door is held in place with one wimpy spring. Definitely not tough enough to go up against a raccoon!

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4 thoughts on “Details

  1. What a wonderful way to start my day by looking at these fantastic photos! Thanks! And what an endearing photo of Shamoo!

    Laura Weaver

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