Friday, November 25, 2011

A POSSUM FOR THANKSGIVING

NO, we did not EAT him, he just paid us a visit, much to Punkin's dislike, not that Punkin dislikes possums, but he was not feeling like sharing. Punk went over and took a sniff, turned around and got back on the steps to wait until the slow poke finished and "mommy" brought out fresh food. I did not recognize this possum. I guess he was visiting for Thanksgiving. He sure was a big fella, and hungry. Or maybe he just liked the fixin's here. The big crockery DOG dish is heavy. Raccoons can't steal it, the wind can't blow it away. The plastic keeps the food dry in a windy rain, and keeps leaves out of their food. More camellias are in bloom. I am never sure which is more impressive, the masses of flowers, or the individual ones. Even tho we have had temps below freezing, the camellias are quite happy. If you follow this blog, you might remember pics of snow on the camellias from last winter... one of my favorite sights. They get "burned" when the sun shines on the ice on the petals, so some folks cover their plants. Camellias are hardy, to a point. They will not take repeated freezing temps like in the teens. These leaves are from last week. The wind from Wednesday stripped the bush of all but its berries.
I hope you had a happy Turkey Day. Be safe over the holidays!

6 comments:

Sissy said...

I bet that little possum smelled good aromas and came trotting toward them.

Oh, those joyous camellia blooms! I am amazed and delighted each time you put a picture of them here. Do they smell as good as they look, I wonder.

Loretta said...

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving. You certainly have a beautiful yard, and very nice visitors. Did Punkin got a special treat when he left?

ancient one said...

Your title threw me off just a little..LOL Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

troutbirder said...

They're pretty rare around here. Possums that is... The camellias are gorgeous.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Possum, the flowers are lovely and it sure seems like spring weather here instead of late fall! Hope your visitor had a nice dinner. We did too in NJ on Thanksgiving.

Ginnie said...

Love the camellias ... I don't know about the possum! I'd be ticked off too if he stole my food.