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June 16, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

It’s alive. Subterfuge on schedule.

They came. They mowed. They weed-whacked with precision and purpose.

Yet, the stout-hearted, rebel princess, they did not kill.

What they saw as her desperate effort, her futile attempt,

Her despair of where.

Earned reprieve.

Respected her grit.

(And her beauty didn’t hurt. If you got it flaunt it.)

Red flower bowing by brick fence. (© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Her head bowed hoping for mercy. Or at least a quick, clean cut as Anne Boleyn wished.(© image)

“Fools!” she marveled. “Not the wit to see.”

“Let the invasion begin. Inch by inch we shall reclaim the lands which by planted rights are ours!”

Grown plant with red flower encouraging very small plant to come on out. (© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted)

“Come on out, Little One. It’s safe. The loud, big-footed, hackers have left. No, they won’t be back anytime soon” (© image)

No sitting on the fence.

As with most things, either you’re in or you’re out.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Plant with large red flower by brick wall with small plant leaning towards it for protection and encouragement. (© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted)

“That’s it, child. Stretch and grow in strength and beauty. Men are such fools for red heads. Shortly, with this sun, heat, and their own sprinkler system, we’ll show them what Amazons are all about.” (© image)



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  1. pensitivity101 / Jun 16 2019 11:29 am

    That’s one persistent plant!


  2. Kate Crimmins / Jun 16 2019 1:12 pm

    It’s beautiful! Glad they didn’t hack it down!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 16 2019 1:14 pm

      We actually suspect there’s another little colony that has slipped in around the corner. Must find out what they are as they are really pretty ( and coated Molly’s face with yellow pollen – dog sneezes way over there, please!

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  3. Maggie Wilson / Jun 16 2019 4:30 pm

    ya gotta celebrate the victories, no matter how small, or, um, unusual. Cheers!


  4. shoreacres / Jun 16 2019 8:02 pm

    That’s a gorgeous plant, for sure. I think it’s wonderful that it survived the onslaught — creeping beauty beats even the most beautiful creeps, every time!

    I had the best weekend, driving some back roads in the Big Thicket. You should see the inside of my car. Sand! Red clay! More sand! There will be photos, for sure. It’s quite a different world up there!


    • shoreacres / Jun 16 2019 8:58 pm

      I was going to ask — do you know anything about the new business going in on Marina Bay. It looks like a gas station (maybe) but the sign in front says “Skipper’s Harbor” or “Skipper’s Port” or some such. I wondered if Skipper’s cafe is expanding.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 17 2019 9:44 pm

      We think it’s a Movement! (Another little clump has peeked out underneath a different wall segment…maybe it’s all that fresh rich dirt dust – like fairy dust?
      I ran by your last post quickly and saw you’ve been on the road again (will head back your way tomorrow when may have a bit of post will explain) – it is a whole different world in that Thicket – Sort and group those pix! Can’t wait to see what you found! Thanks for digging up a comment to leave here


  5. LordBeariOfBow / Jun 16 2019 11:32 pm

    Looks like they’re all trying to bust out of jail


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 17 2019 9:45 pm

      Exactly. You wonder what kind of garden actually is behind that wall. Thanks for the flowery remark (and I’m way behind in my blog reading – tomorrow’s post will explain. Please excuse!)

      Liked by 1 person

      • LordBeariOfBow / Jun 18 2019 4:36 am

        I’ve just caught up with mine, spent about 7 hours going through email and posts on Sunday, or was it Monday? Kind of left me in a stupor not sure where I am

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  6. Spinster / Jun 18 2019 11:17 am

    Like the Raptors, the underdog wins.

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 20 2019 11:04 am

      I loved that the Raptors came out of no where and blew them away! (It used to be a big thing to root for the underdog…but probably does’t play well on FB – until now!)
      thanks for cheering along

      Liked by 1 person

  7. cat9984 / Jul 28 2019 12:35 am

    It’s pretty. What’s it called?


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