Friday, March 27, 2009

I wonder where the birdies is?


This morning when I got up early to take out the garbage I spied the first hint of color in the garden. My very first bloom!! There are hundreds and hundreds of little flower bulbs getting ready to bloom but this is the first one. I can't wait until they all burst forth but it's been so cold and wet it's hard to believe the sun will come out and coax these little blooms out. But I know it's going t happen and it fills me with such a feeling of hope. Come on little fellas, show me what you've got!I also discovered this in the garden. It's the second one I've seen in the back yard. It's a rat trap. I don't know who put them there, the landlord knew nothing about it either. I have one question, who's going to empty it if something crawls in there and dies?? Not me my friends, not me. I don't do rodents and the thought of something dying in there and stinking up my garden does not sit well with me. I have a feeling these have been put out by the city to deal with a rat problem that develped a couple of years ago when we had that nasty garbage strike all through the hot summer. Also the new RAV line that they have been building for the Olympics is only a couple of blocks away from here and rumour has it that all that digging displaced a LOT of vermin. ~shudder~
This city has been mighty busy getting rid of rats and homeless people and re grouting sidewalks to show the world what a perfect city we live in when the 2010 Olympics comes to Vancouver. It kind of feels like putting plastic on the furniture so it stays nice for company.

2 comments:

My Little Corner said...

Well maybe the bait inside the trap is too old and the rats fall for it - they are pretty smart you know.
And don't get me started on the 2010 Olympic subject but I agree and it does feel a wee tad fake!

It looks like you will have a wonderful garden this year! And since it's your first season there I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised as the season progresses.

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

I will let you know how things go regarding rats and flowers :)

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