Friday, June 11, 2010

Missing Solar Globe

So here's a weird story for you. A few years back I bought these interesting solar globes. During the day they are just pretty color globes and have a solar collector on the stem. After dark they glow and the lights change colors. Very interesting.


I heard somewhere that animals don't like the scent of bar soap so I hung a bar of soap in a pretty little gauze bag from the solar collector.


Thursday morning I was outside from 6 a.m. to about 8 a.m. and did lots of work and picture taking. Everything was there and fine. At lunch time the whole thing was missing and the globe was on the ground about 8 feet from where it had been standing. My MM came in and asked me what had happened and I said I was just about to ask you the same thing. Strange!! So he calls me in the afternoon and says he found the stem and soap way back under the spruce trees. It appears that something grabbed it by the soap pouch and dragged it off. Whatever it was did a good job at chewing most of the soap right through the bag. Guess this animal wasn't turned off by the scent!


Anyway, I've got the stem with battery back and the globe in position and everything works great again.


So what do you think it was? MM says either a ground hog/woodchuck or maybe a raccoon. Any other suggestions?

9 comments:

The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

I don't know a lot about these things but I've heard raccoons are mischievous. Strange!

Karena said...

Rabbit or dare I say possum!

Karena
Art by Karena

B Boys Mom said...

Wow what a story. Very strange.

xinex said...

hmmm, strange! I wonder what happened. Anyway, to answer your question, I water with a hose twice a day. I pull the hose out of the box but I don't have to reel it back in cause we bought this box that when I am done watering, all I have to do is switch the lever and the box rolls it in by itself. It's the best thing that's ever happened to my gardening...Christine

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How about a diry scoundrel! Yuck-yuck-yuck!

I don't know any animals that would be attracted to soap. Let me know if you catch him and he "comes clean".

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Judi, I just love your blog. and your flowers are wonderful. How in the world did you get to grow that Hollyhock in such pristine condition? I'm extremely jealous. My poor little plant's leaves are like lace and I'm having a hard time trying to remedy it naturally. Time to pull out the toxic stuff??

Becki said...

Very weird. Glad they didn't drag it too far!

Olga said...

Wow, what a story! I have no idea who that could be.

Autumn Belle said...

This solar globe looks like a great gadget to have.