Sunday, June 14, 2009

The pitter patter of little feet on a non typical Sunday

This morning in the bathroom I heard a strange noise after washing. It sounded like the tap was dribbling. But it wasn't! Looking around to see what was making the noise, I glanced into the shower tub; which is no longer in use (we shower in the bathtub, just in case anyone wants to know). There was this frantically scrambling little creature.


This is a young mole. And he couldn't get out of there and there was nowhere to hide. Hence - frantic. I only took one picture of the poor little guy before scooping him up to rescue him - I didn't want to give him even more stress. Apparently one of my cats deposited him there and then went off to take care of other business. Well, he didn't seem to be hurt and was just full of spunk (I can't repeat what he said to me, when I picked him up, but it was obviously very naughty mole language). I took him out to the garden and opened up one of the mole hills that are everywhere this year and he went down that hole faster that you can say: go home.

Yes, I realize that these are not flea market treasures. That is because I don't have any to share with you today. This is what I picked up yesterday, when I was shopping for groceries (our stores are not open on Sundays). Today, Max will be coming home again, after being away most of the week, due to work. So, a bit of special dinner is in order. I'm thinking melon with prosciutto, some tomatos with mozzarella and fresh basil, saut├ęd carrots and green onions with a bit of garlic and grated lemon rind, some spicy fried chicken breasts, fresh Turkish bread and perhaps a mediterranean dip...

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!

15 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh! Cute mole! I wonder what mole language sounds like. I thought it was a vole (I had to look that one up the other day, since I'd never heard of a vole). Your produce looks delicious. Looks like Max will be having a scrumptious dinner!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Sounds like a wonderful dinner. Poor mole, my cats would have already had him for dinner.

sharon said...

Renate, can you can over here to my place to cook tomorrow?!! lol!!

WOW...NICE!!

Marbella Designs said...

how brave you are! i'd be afraid to pick anything wild.
you're fruits and veggies look yummy fresh!

SummersStudio said...

I bet the mole wasn't saying anything naughty. He was screaming gratitude at you. Maybe....

Those veggies look so good. Supper sounds yummy. Lucky Max!

No Easy Beads said...

The mole was telling you thank for rescuing him! Your dinner plans sounds like a wonderful way to welcome Max home.

2ifbysea said...

Those veggies look amazing! Our veggies here is the states pale by comparison!

Silke said...

Renate, you are making me hungry! That sounds like a most delicious dinner! Maybe you took pictures of it when it was all prepared? :) Silke

P.S. Cute mole! they are so soft, aren't they?

lilylovekin said...

Your produce makes me miss my farmers market. I missed it this weekend visiting my sister. But I'm eating well just the same. Cute little mole, but don't they cause trouble in your beautiful garden?

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh I do love the flea market finds but a tiny Mr./Ms Mole!! That tops the show. How often do we see them as they are almost always under ground .I am just fastenated by him he is sooo cute!!!I know they do damage to yards and stuff but hey he really is sooo cute.

Silke said...

Hi Renate, congrats on winning my little giveaway! E-mail me at powers-studio.silke@comcast.net so I can find out where to mail it... :) Silke

sherry lee said...

Oh good grief!! If I'd seen that mole in my tub you'd have heard my shrieks in Germany!!! Talk about what the cat dragged in! Poor wee thing!!!

As for that meal you were making for Max returning home..it sounded divine and just looking at all this fresh goodness is making me hungry!!

Deryn Mentock said...

Poor little guy! Good thing he had you to rescue him!

deb did it said...

mouthwatering dinner....sounds so delicious, just like the photo!

Barry said...

Poor little guy. That must have been really scary for him.

Loved the photo of all the fresh vegetables. An Organic farmers market has just opened every Thursday afternoon in the Guild, at the Church of the Holy Trinity. I took some photos last week and will be putting them on my blog next Friday.