Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. My peeve today is about wildlife.
For the past six months my wife and I have been involved in a major landscaping and hardscaping project in our backyard. We planted a whole bunch of new trees, shrubs, and native California, drought-resistant plants. And it all looks beautiful.
So what’s my peeve? Here’s my peeve:
Deer! Yes, deer. We have a family of deer coming into our newly landscaped backyard and they are destroying our plantings. They’re eating all of the leaves on the lower branches of our young trees and they’re basically devouring the shrubs and other plants in our backyard.
I admit that deer are beautiful, elegant creatures whose movements remind me of poetry in motion. But come on, deer. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Maybe your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners do, but seriously, deer, your destroying our beautifully landscaped yard.