I've been mourning the loss of many of our pansies today.
Not the potted pansies on our upper deck, but the pansies in the large ceramic pots on the back flagstone patio,
and also a small ceramic container of pansies on the front porch.
One pot had red pansies around the edge and gorgeous deep purple pansies in the center,
and the other pots all had the mixed pansies that were black purple and yellow with deep black faces in their center, eyes and noses....
Obviously the deer are VERY bold this spring and coming right up next to the house to pull up on the pansies, yanking them from the dirt, leaving the plant itself to gasp it's last bit of life after spitting it onto the flagstone, but taking the gorgeous blossoms into it's mouth and eating them.
I know that wildlife needs to survive, but please... DON'T EAT MY PANSIES.
I spent some time today at a garden center once again purchasing more daffodils.
I won't spend money on more pansies for the deer to enjoy in their midnight salad bowl snacks.