SuziQ4u wrote: I think I like the leafless, because it reminds me of this Spanish Moss invasion I am currently fighting; it is more of a pest than the she-devil. I probably would not mind it as much, if when it continually crept its starters into the gardens, it produced flowers of its own. I like these photos where it has attached to the trees in such a natural manner.
As for the she-devil, no worries, she along my other were rescues (something else I frequently do). They are spoiled beyond rotten, and that is probably half our problem here. Speaking of such, I just rescued three pilgrim geese. They are listed as critically rare and are on the conservation list. I am looking for someone who wishes to breed them in order to increase their numbers, so if anyone knows of a loving home for such, just let me know; they are excellent garden weeders. They are extremely docile and socialized, due to having been hand raised by children at a high school (which then dumped them at a county park with lake of all things...the gander did not make it past the uneducated vet, sadly). Attached are two photos of one of the princesses, and I hope you do not mind we have inadvertently hijacked your thread, Daisy (perhaps you will think of it as added spice). :)