This morning I went outside to look at my patio garden, camera strap around my neck, and see if there were any birds around. I haven’t been able to get any good bird photographs in weeks.
I have my zoom lens activated and am panning the tree, when this is what I see in my viewfinder. An opossum!
Needless to say, I was shocked and I’m very glad the camera strap was around my neck, because I fear I might have dropped it.
I looked out the front and saw Nathan and told him to come look. He took photos with his phone while I took them with my camera.
I thought opossums came out at night.
Remember the time a couple of years ago, when the dogs were out in the middle of the night and wouldn’t come in. Abi had “treed” a big one out by the fence. I like to never got hold of her and got her back inside.
This one is still just hanging out in the tree. I’ve been getting up to look every little bit.
I put some of the yellow-flowering sedum around my Japanese maple. This sedum, as with most I’d imagine, has shallow roots.
You can take some of the strands, lay them in a pot and put a fairly thin layer of soil on them. And before you know it the sedum should take hold and grow beautifully.
Like you see below…
Yesterday I noticed basil growing between the cement crack. Nathan came over and dug it out. He took two plants and I took two. Once we replanted them, they didn’t look so good. As in fell over like a rock in a hole.
But I have hope for them. Either the strong root was way below the crack in the cement. Or he didn’t dig enough out. But then, how deep can you dig in between a cement crack?
I am happy to see this morning that my two basil plants are rallying. They are inching up toward the sun, slowly but surely. I think they may make it.
I am just astounded by what is coming up through that cement crack. First there was lemon balm and zinnias last year. This year this basil had grown about half a foot high before I even noticed it.
So where are these alien plants coming from? Perhaps I planted them years ago and they self-seeded in that narrow cement crack. But it’s a nice surprise to see you’ve got new plants by virtue of a crack in the cement.
I finished reading a book last night. It is called “The Kill Club.” Interesting book and concept.
Premise: If you’ve been taken advantage of, they will find you.
Say, your ex beat you, convinced the judge that you are an unfit mother and took custody of your child because he is an attorney and has money. An unfair slide of the scales, wouldn’t you say?
So one day you get a phone call from a blocked number. This person on the other end wants to help you. They have scoped you out, know your story and are willing to help you “solve your problem.”
In a time of desperation, you agree with the premise. The person on the phone sends you a box that always says it’s from Amazon.com. Inside you find some squishy oranges and two syringes. One syringe is empty. The other one has warning signs on it with a yellow liquid inside.
Your instructions are to practice with the empty one on the oranges, and to kill with the other one which has poison in it.
You are given instructions on how to find a person, someone else who deserves, says the voice on the phone, to die for their transgressions. And so your job is to inject this stranger.
And in exchange, another person you’ll never know or meet who needs their problem solved injects the husband who betrayed you and took your child.
This way no one points the finger at you. There is no connection between you and the deceased. Pretty clever, huh? If you are a psycho sociopath.
Oh, what a web we weave…
Great book! I mean, aside from the killing.
Now pics of the pet babies…
Charlie Ross thinks he wants himself a opossum. I beg to differ with him. He’d get much more than he bargained for I imagine.
I have physical therapy today. I’m doing much better. Holly has worked her magic on me before and she always helps my ankle from whatever it’s currently going through.
Interesting Facts About Opossums…
- The opossum is considered to be intelligent animals. They have the ability to find food more quickly than rats and cats.
- Possums are a nocturnal animal. They are active at night and search for abandoned burrows to stay in.
- These creatures are omnivorous animals. Their diet mostly includes flowers, grass, buds, fungi, ferns, fruits, insects, and eggs.
- Possums do not have great eyesight or hearing power, but their sense of smell is strong enough to keep them safe from dangers.
- Both of these animals are immune to rabies because of their low body temperature; they carry eight times less than other animals.
- The lifespan of opossum and possum is usually short only 2 to 4 years.
I did a bit of Googling. Apparently this is one is a opossum, due to its tail. Possums are actually cuter. If a possum can be considered cute. I actually kind of think they both are. But then, I’m a sucker for animals.