All this over a gardenia plant that I have nurtured and mothered for two years now.
For two weeks this plant has been producing up to ten flowers a day! Beautiful creamy white flowers that fill the air with the sweetest perfume. It is my favorite flower. I love the smell and it reminds me of my child hood.
The flowers have been disappearing almost as quickly as they bloom. It has made me unhappy. Humberto likes to bring me flowers and arranges them in one of the many little containers I have under the portal. I asked him if he was taking off the flowers. He looked at me, shocked. I asked Senor and he said............why in the world would i even think about doing that........... I looked at Cookies and he ran.
I could find no explanation until Sunday morning when I went outside around five in the morning.
Before I could blink this guy had that flower.
I had three flowers in a crystal bowl, on the table under the portal and last night while we ate outside the air was filled with the scent of gardenia.
This morning I was up at five for my walk and I stopped at the portal table to smell the gardenias. The little crystal bowl was empty.
now look at the first photo more closely.......... he is just hanging there, waiting for me to leave so he can get that one...................