Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Guest In The Garden

Daffodils are supposed to deter gophers. My garden has hundreds of daffodils, planted with forethought and strategy. Clusters of Dutch iris bulbs are planted and then surrounded by a fortress of daffodils. But all the planning and planting have been no match for one bold little gopher with an outsized appetite. He appeared yesterday, apparently to enjoy the autumn sun while he chewed grass and watched the Christmas lights going up.

We've encouraged him to find new digs. All the smoke bombs, neighborhood cats and garden hoses have been to no avail. The camera's shutter caused nary a shudder. It seems he's staked his ground and that's that. Now, if only he would develop a taste for weeds...

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