Monday, March 29, 2010

Kill The Deer

This image taken from Iselli Nurseries which developed and sells this highly desirable little shrub.

I was taking a little stroll with the pup around the garden after dinner when I stopped for a good look at my Whipcord Thuja. It looked a little funny- like all its branches were bent down to the ground. Mind you it is a very slow grower and only started off as a 1 1/2 foot ball about 5 years ago, but it was looking particularly small. Closer inspection showed that not only were those branches bent to the ground but they were severed and actually laying on the ground. Its thin delicate bark was stripped from its cord like branches.

After a fleeting feeling of loss, my mind turned immediately to revenge. Kill the deer. Now.

3 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

That... would make me have murderous thoughts, too! :(

婉婷婉婷 said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................

SMC said...

I may have to make an amendment and forgive the deer. In the light of day there are no hoof prints and the bush is only chewed down on the sides instead of the top. Perhaps it was a smaller animal who gnawed my thuja?!?!??