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October 5, 2015 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Getting to the point

Sorry, sweetie.

It’s not a pink tutu.

And you’re not  ballerina.

Another option?

Crepe myrtle flower held by plant. NO permissions granted. ALL rights reserved. Copy righted

Your circular twirl works, yet something’s lacking ©

A Playboy Bunny costume.

True. Spare, by design, yet not really covering it.


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Can see your concept and your point,  but, still no.©

Cheerleader? Pink pompom? Yes, while the NFL is sporting pink shoes, towels, such  right now, not really going to work Oct 31.

Third time is not quite a charm, Charming one. Back to the Halloween Mega Store.

Give it up. Pink poodle won’t work.

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Gosh, these plants are so persistent. Generous, but such stubbornness.©

What? No thanks, I don’t want it.

Enough fluff.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Looking for some spooky Halloween cocktail recipes? You’ve got time to practice and sample these from Pottery Barn. Then, after a few, you can go outside and help the plants with their costumes.

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“Don’t blame Us. We told her pink was a Spring color. She said she didn’t mind cast offs and hand-me-downs.”©





  1. easyweimaraner / Oct 5 2015 3:34 pm

    it’s a covered trap for humans who want to take a sniff on that flower… and then the plant gives you some stabs with the sword-like leaves :o) that happened to my mother as she would spy on the neighborhood and came too close to that plant-beast… wow was that eye dogtor grumpy as he had to glue her eye :o)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 5 2015 3:41 pm

      Easy, I think you are right about the plant beast. Tricky. RC Cat maintains that plant grows swords for knights…and since she doesn’t want to pay for the upkeep of knights, she just has the plants. Works for her. (We’ve had one poky encounter, too. OUCHIE!) Thanks for cautiously leaving a comment


  2. betterphotos4you / Oct 5 2015 3:34 pm

    Must reblog this one, please let me know If this is not good idea, Thanks for the great reading ALWAYS and Images to Boot also 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 5 2015 3:42 pm

      Who says plants do not have a sense of humor? They may be slow movers, but they are always up to something. Always enjoy when you laugh along. Thanks for stabbing a comment to leave and the reblog.


  3. MamaMickTerry / Oct 5 2015 3:46 pm

    Hi Phil!
    Great photos!
    What IS that pink thingy? Is it a bloom? On a Yucca?
    (Can you see the garden nerd coming out?)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 5 2015 4:02 pm

      This is a yucca holding a bloom stolen from a crepe myrtle. (Yucca aloifolia, I think. Also called Spanish-bayonet. Most appropriately. They grow like crazy here – just cut off piece and stick in the ground. Most cooperative plants….great for around fences/wall you don’t want climbed) These plants seem to have such a sense of humor – always trying on outfits. Here’s a previous post about one that always wanted to be the red haired child, I guess. “To the point. Faulty logic”.
      Thanks for sticking in a comment


  4. Carrie Rubin / Oct 5 2015 5:04 pm

    Ha, I love it! I’m kind of rooting for the pink tutu myself. 😉

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 7 2015 3:22 pm

      You know how it is. The kids with curly hair want straight hair and the ones with straight hair want fluffy. And they say we are genetically far from plants! Thanks for sending a twirly comment

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  5. shoreacres / Oct 5 2015 5:45 pm

    Is it just me, or are the crepe myrtles hanging on longer this year? It almost seems like we’ve had a second spring. Maybe all that rain provided some extra frills. Funny photos — and good heavens, it really is October!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2015 1:52 pm

      I was wondering about the timing, too, so I looked up photos from past years. It seemed to remember mentioning to my brother up East that while he was dealing with winter already, the leaves were just turning here. Our neighborhood crepes are turning early this year. Many pictures of them golden and red in mid Nov. and Dec.
      We are getting one last week of summer right now. Molly is not amused. That short bit of cool was so wonderful. (and almost return to the beach walks weather…waiting…waiting…)
      Thanks for trimming up a comment


  6. sportsattitudes / Oct 5 2015 5:53 pm

    I came upon a sort of similar situation the other day with a small shrub outside where my wife works. It was a healthy green hue as usual but somehow a lone, purple flower bloom had suddenly appeared on it. I have no earthly idea where it came from…then again Mother Nature is filled with surprises. Maybe as you suggest there is also a sense of humor and whimsy at play within the greenery “community.”


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2015 1:58 pm

      Mother Nature seems to know the impact of one single accessory? Smiles available if anyone takes time to notice.
      These dagger plants seem to want to play dress up and grab bits of color the wind blows by. Last year it was red leaves. (Guess the fashion colors changed for this season)
      Thanks for planting a comment
      (And decisions, decisions…football or baseball tonight…thank goodness there’s distraction from the potential repeat football disaster. Quarterback! grrrr.)


  7. Beth / Oct 5 2015 6:07 pm

    Aww! I think she’s a very pretty ballerina, and appropriately modest considering most young succulents these days. 🙂 (Insert appropriate plant description, since I may have completely blown the identification and will need to repeat Remedial Gardening 101 – I’ve got a permanent seat there – Perennial? 🙂 .)

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2015 2:05 pm

      She’s led a sheltered life – carefully nurtured since she broke away from her parent. Now able to stand on her own – without safety stakes. And she’s a sharp one – so she’ll grow into herself just fine. You know how it is, the kids have to try new things in order to find their own way. A not so tiny dancer ready to greet arriving guests…now she wants seasonally appropriate hair bows. Sigh. Not able to deny the cute.
      Thanks for applauding her efforts

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  8. heretherebespiders / Oct 5 2015 9:25 pm

    Is that a bit of crepe myrtle on a yucca? God, I miss southern plants.


    • heretherebespiders / Oct 5 2015 9:26 pm

      Or, as we called them: Spanish Bayonets!

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      • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2015 2:09 pm

        That’s what we called them, too – had to look it up. We’ve had some strong winds and while the crepes are turning red/gold and shedding leaves, they are also still blooming. Looks like Miss Dagger is grabbing an accessory on the go. Looks like summer is doing one last curtain call this week – and the plants are wild about it. Thanks for sticking in a comment

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  9. susielindau / Oct 6 2015 12:14 am

    It’s decorated early for the holidays.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2015 4:18 pm

      Trying to keep up with you no doubt! (Such a trial to get lasting orange and black from organic sources. Plants are picky about that.) Thanks for sending a haunting comment

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  10. Paul / Oct 6 2015 9:58 pm

    Y’all have such strange flora. 😀

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2015 2:13 pm

      Designed to make yo slow down and take a second look? We’ve had such strong winds with that little cool front, the crepe myrtles tossed off some of their blooms in a hurry to start changing leaf color (They were so embarrassed at having missed their cue and still were still wearing the costumes from act 1). Always the opportunist, Miss Dagger grabbed a trendy accessory on the go. Thanks for wandering by – hope you are doing well and leafing worries behind.

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  11. marthaschaefer / Oct 7 2015 5:03 pm

    Hokey Pokey indeed!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2015 2:15 pm

      Darn. You are probably right. Miss Dagger was dressing up for the dance party! Thanks for poking a comment into comment basket

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Kourtney Heintz / Oct 12 2015 2:36 am

    For a second I thought it was a scrunchy stuck on a plant by some drunk frat boy. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 12 2015 8:24 pm

      That plant always liked the Grease movies. And the one with leg warmers, Flashdance. If she could only get to Hollywood! (grumble, grumble stuck in the mud gardeners here.)
      Thanks for twirling by to chat (Oh, noticed you’ve been busy – must ramble back over – able to read small cell screens, but commenting? Oy vey!)


  13. jannatwrites / Oct 16 2015 4:11 am

    I think a little flair is nice. And pink is such a lovely color!



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