Friday, April 9, 2010
You might remember my post the other day about my struggles to save little children from snake and fire ant bites and keep destructive people out of my little bluebonnet patch. I put up a No Trespassing Sign (with a handwritten PLEASE!) and it was working, until yesterday. Yes, Imp's Army Guys are back, with a vengeance... On a side note, "why doesn't Blogger's new post editor have a spellcheck?" she asks when she tries to type "vengeance".
I was out inspecting my bluebonnet patch for damage and trying to find the perfect bluebonnet to photograph when I heard a rustle in the middle of the field. I gingerly tiptoed through the weeds, flowers, and snakes and spied this:
I was outraged. To think that the Army Guys were invading my bluebonnet patch
when I had that sign posted right out in the open! What in the world were they thinking?
I was going to approach them but I decided to remain calm and keep quiet. It wasn't as if they were doing any damage. That is, until the unthinkable happened.
THOSE ARMY GUYS RAN OVER ONE OF MY BLUEBONNETS! BEFORE IT HAD SEEDED! OH MY GOSH!!!
I decided I had had enough and I was going to confront them and tell them to get the heck off my property. After all, I had a NO TRESPASSING SIGN with a PLEASE posted in my patch!
While I was gathering my courage to approach them and trying to find the appropriate words to tell them off, Army Guy re-enforcements were called in and I realized the battle was already won. By the Army Guys. I am a mother to two little boys and a couple of dead bluebonnets were not worth risking the ire of the chocolate-addicted Army Guys.
I started slowly backing out of my snake and fire ant-infested field (thinking that nature might resolve this issue) when I came upon this shocking display of criminal intent and absolute disregard to my NO TRESPASSING sign:
I won't go into any details, but let it be said it involved Imp and Duke's giant Tonka dump truck, a hard cement surface, and one angry bluebonnet lover. It was not pretty...
This entire encounter was shot with a camera and my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens and edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.