Saturday, August 24, 2013

Forgiving the Unrepentant

You might remember that we had to move our new succulent from the terrace to outside the front door (where the cats cannot go) because Moose found the plant much too much fun (click here for that post). Moose didn't find the plant delicious, just delightful. He would nip off the top growth of a stem and, with a flick of his head, toss it to the side before nipping off the next one.

JULY 20: THE DAY AFTER BEING RESCUED FROM MOOSE.
JULY 19:  THE VICTIM AT LEFT. MOOSE IN BACKGROUND... JUST LOOKING.

After one month, the succulent is very happy. The buds that survived Moose are finally beginning to open. A very slow bloom process, but the plant is thriving. And on every stem that Moose nipped, new growth has formed. In addition, the plant sent up new branches on the sides of most of the nipped stems and they're covered with buds and flowers. Maybe Moose knew what he was doing. Our very own horticaturist!

AUGUST 23: THIS CLUSTER HAD BEEN SAVED FROM MOOSE.
WHERE MOOSE REMOVED ONE, THREE NOW GROW.
SO, I FORGIVE HIM... EVEN THOUGH...
HE NEVER KNEW HE HAD ANYTHING TO BE FORGIVEN FOR.


14 comments:

  1. horticaturist, indeed! Chuckles!
    Those are beautiful plants! I wish I could just pop in for a visit to my favorite blog friends' homes (you guys; Ken and Walt; a woman named Kath who doesn't even know I read her blog *LOL*, but who has a great house, a cutesy-patootsy little kid, and lots of great food around; and Jane, another friend from the Paris year, who is summering at the gîte in France that she and her husband have beautifully renovated)

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    1. Judeet:
      Isn't it time for your European Tour? (I don't think you've released a new album in ages...)

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  2. I remember seeing 'Repent" in on the 20th century ; jolly good tune !

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    1. Spo:
      Not a very successful show but... Imogene Coca and Madeline Kahn!!! "Never" is my other favorite... oh, and "My Life is Simply Great."

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  3. Moose: ' That's what HE thinks!'

    What a beautiful plant Mitch. Lucky Ron isn't nearby...as he has a habit of nipping off tips of succulents too!! Just ask him.

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    1. Jim:
      You'd think Sophie would be able to train him!

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  4. I would love to train my dog to prune my rosebushes....

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  5. I've never heard "Repent."Funny.

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    1. Stephen:
      There were a few very funny songs in the show. Another was "She's a Nut."

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  6. Terrific photos! Just beautiful.

    And thanks for the clip from "On The 20th Century" I'd forgotten about that show. I have a "Repent" button somewhere from a community theater production of it I worked on a thousand years ago.

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    1. HK:
      Such a funny song, especially with Imogene Coca. I've always thought it would be fun to do community theater. There are a number of groups right here in Fuengirola, peopled mostly by Brits. I'll bet they'd be happy to have me since I can easily do an American accent!

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  7. You'll meet some great people I bet.

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    1. HK:
      And some divas, I'm sure. I've never done it before, so it'll take a lot of something to get me going!

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