Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Skunk Visitor and Festive Easter Table


This skunk enjoyed a meal of cat food yesterday at about 7 p.m. while it was still light outside. Not a great photo since I did NOT open the patio sliding door. Heh heh. This skunk looks young and is very pretty. I like how they fluff up their tails so they look a lot bigger than they are, to deter being attacked.
This is our Easter table before it was fully set up and before our sons arrived.
We had a glorious Easter feast, my husband and our adult sons.
We had wonderful food brought by our sons including the first course involving prosciuto, tomato, polenta, pesto and eggs baked in the oven, wild rice and mushrooms made by me, lamb chops cooked on the grill outdoors, and cioppino made by my hubby. I am the hunter gatherer, i.e. I do all the food shopping and he often does the cooking.


35 comments:

Joy said...

First picture was so intetesting:)

Tete said...

Sounds like a wonderful day with so many wonderful foods! Love the skunk as long as you keep him in your yard. That's why we don't feed outside anymore. Hope he doesn't spray your ac unit. That's not a fun thing in the middle of the night!

Fashion Lover said...

Beautiful pictures dear!! Love that with the skunk!

XOXO!

Wanda said...

What a cute little skunk...outside of course.

Your Easter dinner sound wonderful.

Denise said...

Your Easter table looks very lovely.

Happyone said...

I've seen a few skunks that didn't make it across the street in time.

What beautiful colors in those flowers.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Pretty Easter setting.
The only way to get that close to a skunk is with glass between you and it! Cool photo.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Yep, definitely don't open the door!!!

Susan said...

Oh Terra, you were SO BRAVE too take the photo of the skunk. I would have been scared witless.

Glad you had a lovely holiday with loved ones.

Take care and hope skunky finds another chow station. Susan

S. Etole said...

Your Easter menu sounds delicious. Hope the skunk behaves.

BECKY said...

What a beautiful table...even BEFORE any food arrived...and complete with gorgeous fresh flowers! You and your family certainly enjoyed a feast....Next year, please make sure you have my snail-mail address for the invitation. Mine must've gotten lost this year! :)

Librarian said...

Your Easter feast sounds delicious!
Never seen a skunk in the wild, since they do not live on this continent. I think I'd be daft enough to try and pet it :-)

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:

You really do sound to have had a veritable feast at Easter. Wonderful!

Nellie said...

Your Easter meal sounds amazing! Yes, I would have left the door closed, too, with the skunk outside!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Terra, that is a cute little skunk. I'm glad you kept the door closed!. Sounds like a wonderful dinner and I hope you had a Happy Easter..Happy Wednesday..Judy

BumbleVee said...

ooooh, sounds so yummy..... and the skunk is so cute....yeh... don't open the door and scare up anything you don't want to smell...yikes!

Tracy said...

What a lovely blog you have Terra. Thanks for visiting me on my blog, I'm glad you did.
The skunk looks very sweet especially from this distance.

doodles n daydreams said...

Thanks for visiting, Terra.
Your table flowers are lovely, such beautiful colours. It sounds like you were all set for a great Easter get together.

blessings,
Diana

Joyful said...

Looks like you had a wonderful feast. That skunk would probably join you if you opened the patio, heh heh. I hope you have a glorious week ahead.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Your Easter table is lovely.

Yikes! A skunk outside your door, that can't be good. hopefully it won't be a repeat visitor.

Blessings~

Dee said...

Glad you had a happy Easter...looks like little stinky did to....:)

~mel said...

Your flowers were beautiful ~ as colorful as a bowl of Easter eggs :)

Draffin Bears said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family for Easter and the food sounds delicious.
The skunk must have been happy to have a meal too.

Happy weekend
Carolyn

Cait O'Connor said...

That menu sounds scrumptious.

Friko said...

Sounds like a splendid meal.
Luckily there was no skunk around to spoil t.

Laurie M said...

wowow, that skunk was close, I like that you are the hunter gatherer, thats so funny, what a lovely menu that was,

Hazel Moon said...

How wonderful to enjoy a good meal with good company too!
Oh yes the skunk got a good meal also! haha

Cranberry Morning said...

That's fantastic. It sounds like a wonderful time and a delicious feast! Sorry about the uninvited guest! :-)

Diane Writes said...

The skunk!!! I never saw one yet in my entire lifetime :) Just curious, does it smell awful? hahaha

I love your easter set up. I looks so inviting.

Thank you for your kind words Terra. Have a great week ahead!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Terra, it made me hungry to read about your dinner!
Skunk is funny, but you were wise staying away from it!

Art and Sand said...

Your hubby and mine would get along - cioppino is my husband's speciality dish.

I would not like to have Mr. Skunk over for Easter dinner.

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful pictures. Your Easter table is so bright. Seems you had a wonderful dishes on Easter!

Maria Kristina said...

Hi Terra, thanks for visiting my page. Your Easter table looks terrific! Love those colorful flowers in the centerpiece.

Michaele said...

I like how you did Easter - right down to the decorations. The food sounds amazing!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh no! I would be scared of something spooking him.