When the Goose Neglects Her Garden

Whilst we were all lapping up the delicacies of the Titanic tale with Mother Goose, stuff was happening in her garden.

I’ve been somewhat preoccupied with my storytelling, and lo! and behold when I went out this morning to admire the spring time glories, I was shocked to discover that the weeds have overrun my pretty little space. My exotic spring posies can barely be spotted amongst the “native flora”. Most of these pests have developed puff balls on top of their long, gangling and rubbery stalks.

A native fauna standing amongst the native flora.

Mysterious puffy plants...

Very long stems and puffy tops. Hmmm....

More of the same, plus some pretty yellow flowers...

It's surely an invasive species...

So please enjoy this little song brought to you by The Muppets and the late and wonderfully great John Denver whilst Mother Goose figures out a plan for removing weeds, fluffly flowers and various noxious vegetation from her garden whilst at the same maintaining a vigorous and entertaining storytelling regime.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 16:30:50

    Maybe our nice 12″ of snow is a blessing?
    Maybe I won’t get mysterious puff balls??


    • Natalie
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 06:10:43

      My dear, I would hasten to guess that under your heavy blanket of snow the seeds of this plant have already begun to germinate, and it won’t be long….


  2. Dianna
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 19:35:22

    Housekeeping and weed-pulling get in the way of storytelling, don’t they, Mother Goose??


    • Natalie
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 06:12:20

      Dianna, I was thinking of dictating my stories as I perform my other mundane tasks — the problem is that my kitty does not take shorthand…


  3. Three Well Beings
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 00:07:15

    Clever you! You found a way to tell a story while you weed! You are most creative, Mother Goose. Storytelling is indeed affecting my garden also! I have been thinking that giving up sleep might be the solution 🙂 Debra


    • Natalie
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 06:14:35

      Oh dear Debra, do not think for a moment that Mother Goose has actually begun weeding! 🙂 Sometimes we have to take the pictures and then ruminate on the weeding process for a couple more days before we actually take action against the invasive flora.


  4. russianhousewife
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:51:08

    Hi, Natalie:

    Thank you for checking Lyova’s blog and sending me the link to your blog. I liked the Mother Goose story, but I really was impressed with your design. I have my own blog, but it is entirely in Russian. However, I think I can learn a lot from what you have done. Did you do it all by yourself?



  5. rworking
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 05:54:53

    Our youngest has been doing his best to spread puffballs like these on the way to school. You try to tell them not to, but I’m afraid dandelions are irresistible.


    • Natalie
      Apr 21, 2012 @ 08:33:37

      They are indeed irresistible to children. Of course, us grownups would NEVER puff a dandelion….or kick one…..or wave one around… 🙂


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