Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flower Stealer..............

 I have been noticeably upset around this place. And I have not been quiet about it either. I have accused Senor. I have made suggestions to Humberto. I have annoyed the cat who ran and hid under the bed.
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.


He was back on Monday afternoon. So I picked all of the flowers and put them in little dishes. There are three flowers floating in a dish in the bedroom and the room smells so sweet. There is a dish in the kitchen with four floating flowers.
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...................

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would be SO bugged!!! But how about trying the method we learned from you guys when you wanted to keep the cats off the kitchen counters back in Washington - mousetraps. I put mousetraps around any newly planted flower pot to keep the squirrels from digging in them. After they spring them once, they stay away even if I forget to reset the traps. It might work - I'll bet lizards don't like things that snap either.
Yennifer

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

OMG! Yennifer, I had forgotten about that, good idea. for those of you who might get all concerned about me going out and finding half an iguana in the flower pot. we always loosen the spring, so it snaps them but won't trap them! Thanks! will do that!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

OMG! Yennifer, I had forgotten about that, good idea. for those of you who might get all concerned about me going out and finding half an iguana in the flower pot. we always loosen the spring, so it snaps them but won't trap them! Thanks! will do that!

Anonymous said...

i wonder if his girlfriend told him he had iguana breath! ha ha! maybe he thinks the gardenias will make it better! all kidding aside, i never would have thought iguanas would eat flowers.

gardenias are my favorite flowers too. it seems that mexico was the only place i had any luck growing them. i bought some here but they have refused to bloom after the first few flowers died. i had no luck in wa. either. i think the soil must need something that i don't know about. i need to read more about them.

take care,
teresa in nagoya

Anonymous said...

Hey - maybe the iguana is a female and she's taking the gardenias to put in her little iguana house to make it smell nice. You better keep an eye on your crystal bowl .....
Abrazos,
Yennifer