I am still amazed at all of your comments on my skunk friends.
(Thankfully, I outsmarted them. They are now living back in my ditch, where they belong.)
But I just wanted to show you another friend I had come spend the day with us last summer.
I went out first thing in the morning to get some weeding done. This little guy was perched on a day-lily.
He seemed in no hurry to go anywhere, so we started talking...
(Luckily I am very good at stimulating conversation...)
I think he liked our conversation as he stayed there, so I decided it was safe to go in and get my camera.
He was still there, so I went back in to get Nature Girl. It was love at first site with those two!
The day wore on and our new buddy cheerfully stayed in the day-lily. Nature Girl and I pretty much lived in the garden that day, we wanted to see what he would do. He was just content to stay there.
(Incidentally, Nature Girl and I did a very thorough check for Thumbelina, we thought she had to be nearby that day.)
Late afternoon and he was still there. By then, my house had been overtaken by teenage boys and I had no food left, so I decided I couldn't live out in the garden any longer. The flower was beginning to tuck my friend in for the night when we took him out of his new home.
And one of us kissed him, just in case he was actually a handsome prince in disguise.
And no, I won't tell who did the kissing...
But shortly after, we put him safely on the ground and he hopped away.
I'm quite sure he went looking for Thumbelina. I know she was there somewhere!