Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flora and Fauna .... of the weird variety!

Flora




We used to have a perfectly lovely Bradford Pear in our side yard -- I say "used to" because sometime in the spring of 2010 our town was infested with webworms ....

(no, not the internet web worms, but the tree web worms -- 
hehehe couldn't resist) 


They seemed to be everywhere, spinning their evil webs and doing their best to kill off unsuspecting trees. Unfortunately, our little Bradford Pear fell prey to their webs of destruction.

The poor thing never bloomed again, and the next year it began to turn black and weird looking. It scared me .... I dared not take a photo of it lest a few webworms still lurked about.  ; )



We didn't plant anything where it once grew .... thinking we would someday.  But then there started a growth of sorts -- strange looking, but interesting nonetheless.



It grew and grew ..... and became an alien being.



 Now I'm scared to chop it down for fear of the alien creature that surely lurks among its branches.



Evil pods waiting to hatch its alien babes




I think I'd better make me an aluminum foil hat like in M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" ......


Fauna


Speaking of weird alien creatures ....


Here's the fauna that lives in our house.  As I said, very strange.

He goes by the name of Oliver and looks very much like your common everyday kitty, but I think that's just to throw us off ....



though he does manage to look very innocent ....

If you have a cat, please be careful. I think they're communicating with the Mother Ship.


♥♥♥  Linking up this Flora and Fauna silliness over at Miss Jenny's where we are studying the letter F for Alphabe-Thursday!

Jenny Matlock
Signs photo credit


♥♥

20 comments:

Jackie/Jake said...

Great post!

Heather Everson said...

That is a strange thing growing in your tree... I've been dealing with a plague of caterpillars chomping up my fancy (and somewhat pricey) petunias. Oh I was so mad! Caterpillar death spray was soon dispensed and it appears I have won :)

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Cathy Kennedy said...

Cats are sneaky like that. They certainly can't be trusted. Don't turn your back on him! ^.^

Fiddle Faddle!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

That is funny. I'd be afraid of the mutant! xo Jenny

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

haha, I have a few of the aliens growing in my yard too. :)
following you from the blogging buddies.
Debbi
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Rose said...

Great job with this post! Lots of fun.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Sarah, you crack me up :) That's too funny about the "alien" plant growing where the tree used to be! It's pretty cool looking though :)
And those darn cats, they sure do have a mind of their own...or do they???

storybeader said...

great post! We have Bradford Pear trees all over our town, and they're so pretty. I know it's spring, when the city turns white with blossoms! {:-D

Naperville Now said...

wise not to cut the bush as I am in complete agreement with the alien thing. also the cat is clearly in on it. stay safe.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oliver is a very handsome and cute fauna!
I think that plant is pokeweed.

Kathleen said...

Shhhh, Oliver - don't tells them a thing! Has you gots your kitty hat? Okays! Wees gots ours, too...
Forrest and Pal

Pondside said...

I wouldn't mess with that alien flora..although the fauna looks like he'd be up for a little tummy tickling.

Theresa said...

Whatever is growing now is Lovely! Cute Kitty too!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Cute kitty and I would love to know what is growing there now!

Blessings & Aloha!

Judie said...

We used to kill those webworms with a blowtorch! O.k., yes, it did a little damage, but THOSE SUCKERS WERE DEAD!!!

Jo said...

LMAO ... what a great sense of humour! I loved your post ... well except for the pear tree dying ... but i sure enjoyed the rest of the post!!!

bluegrassnotes said...

Good F!

VBR said...

Oh my goodness!! I just laughed and laughed. Especially love the inclusion of the Signs photo! Too adorable. And, that little fauna creature you have there, yes, definetly, reporting to the mother ship is just what it is doing, all under the guise of a little marmalade cat!

Jenny said...

What a fun link for the letter "F".

The bugs definitely creep me out but your kittie is so fabulous!

Have a fantastic 4th of July!

Hugs and A+

anitamombanita said...

sounds like you have some freaky things going on there! heehee. Nice post!

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