Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Godzilla vs. the crocuses

Happy Spring!!!
Most of the existing gardens on the property are fairly neglected.  Having moved in the fall we were not sure what the spring would bring.  We were happily surprised by these crocuses.  They popped up in the back yard.  The tree provides a nice wind break and southern exposure.  They were the first to bloom.

The kids actually found them and even my three year old was excited to give me a tour of the yard and show me the newly blooming flowers.

Our enjoyment was short-lived however.  It seems a certain three year old (we shall call him Godzilla) took it into his cranky head to go on a flower stomping rampage.  By the time my oldest son came in to report the situation, the damage was done...  Upon inquiring, the best I can make out is that the flowers were "evil" and had to be destroyed.  Something about Mrs. Figgy ( a diabolical pillow-pet pig ) controlling them and they had to be stopped... 

Sad, pathetic stomped crocuses
Sigh!  We had a big talk about stomping flowers and how now we have to wait a whole year for them to rebloom.  He said he won't do it again, but unfortunately it is too late for this year.  He got pretty much all the crocuses blooming in the yard.  He better not TOUCH the daffodils!

My daughter said "Mom, it's a good thing you took a picture!".