Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Midnight Capers




When I inspected my rockery this morning I was confounded to discover that the sea shells that I had gathered from the beach in Nerja and carefully ‘planted’ next to some baby sempervivum had disappeared.  Not only that but the sempervivum heads had also been pulled up and tossed across the grass.

What dastardly act had occurred while my back was turned?  What mischievous creature had danced upon my folly and caused such mayhem?  I can only assume that the white shells and stones had shone like a beacon under last night’s full moon and attracted some cat, dog, mouse or other nocturnal creature.

I have replanted the sempervivum but it remains to be seen whether they will survive.  But where the heck have the shells gone?
 




14 comments:

  1. The shells may well have been gobbled up by some calcium loving creature who got the munchies!

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    1. Must have been hungry because they nibbled the sempervivum too.

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  2. Oh no, did the white stone disappear with them?
    Pretty Forget-me-nots and succulents, I also spot a Box elder bug.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. They didn't take the stones, just the shells.

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  3. You either have a small boy living nearby, or the shell fairy has visited. Congrats to the gardener; your lawn looks superb.

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    1. Not exactly a lawn, it's just a mown field. But we have shell fairies!

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  4. You were a little merry when you placed the shells in the garden and you didn't actually put them in the rockery at all.

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  5. The shells have probably been reclaimed by agents from Nerja Town Council. They saw Susie swiping shells from the seashore.

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    1. No, I definitely checked that no-one was looking when I took them.

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  6. The poor things are homesick, and slowly crawling their way back to the Nerja beach.

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  7. Could a Thrush have thought they were Snail shells and taken them to bash on a rock or a starling to decorate its nest?

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    1. Yes, that is a possibility although I'm surprised they attacked the sempervivum too.

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