Thursday, May 1, 2008

Unexpected guests

Every year in June we celebrate our daughters birthday with a barbeque in our garden.
We invite lots of family and always have a very lovely time. Last year some unexpected guests arrived right in the middle of dinner. Imagine our surprise when a mama racoon turned up with not one, not two, not even three but four darling little babies. They went down to our small pond to get a drink and then explored our garden for about ten minutes or so. It really made our daughters birthday just a little bit special that year. Hmmm....wonder who will turn up this year.


kennedy & friends said...

how cute is this?! i love these animals....raccoons! although most people hate them for eating their fresh vegetables :) i'm sure your daughter was in awe. what a special birthday treat! happy belated birthday to her!

ellen said...

Oh, my are such a fantastic photographer! That picture is priceless.
I do love your last post and the precious goodies. No crumbs, no calories!
My grandmother was from England..tea everyday without fail at 4:00. One of these days I am going to do a post about her. She was something else!
I am continuing to love visiting here. Thanks so much!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Wow - they look so cute .... do they actually live in your garden? We have a herd (well 7) deer that live in our garden ... I used to like deer ... now I think they are pests :-(

Gigibird said...

They are so cute:)
I guess they are pests? Do they raid bins etc?
Your garden is buzzing with allsorts isn't it?

Lovely photo.