who besides me uses skulls in the garden?

rainlily_sisJuly 12, 2007

This is the remains of Mustard, a faithful old cow who lived out her years at my dad's ranch. I have her leaning against a pot with a cactus in it. Please pardon the weeds - we were mowing today and hadn't moved Mustard yet to get her spot done - I thought the weeds added so much character to the photo! lol

Also, whenever we find an empty turtle shell in the woods, I put it in my rose bed. It fades out to a beautiful white.

Anybody else a weirdo like me? ha


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peachiekean(z10A CA)

I have a skull of a large dog in my office. One of the field crew found it and brought it in. I'll have to bring it home and photograph it. Wonder what my neighbors will think?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 11:05PM
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michelle_co(z5 CO)

I do have skulls in my garden - elk, horse, bobcat, prairie dog. Plus cow horns, deer horns, elk horns, and an elk femur. However, I am my own special sort of weirdo, thank you very much! :-)


    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 11:29PM
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oldblush(8a, MS)

I love it Sis but you better be careful. Those folks on the 'Pet Peeves' thread over on the Antique forum might take offense (LOL). BTW how long did Mustard lay there before the soft tissue decayed and left the skull? Just kidding but John (SIL) has a perfect 10 point skull of a buck he found that we mounted and hung in his den. Someone asked him if the taxidermist cured the hide before he stuffed it.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 9:07AM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

No, but do dead hamster and guinea pig corpses work? LOL
Sis, you have such great imagination and a great eye, guess that's why your photography is such a work of art.


    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 9:23AM
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Peachikean, come up with a wild story to impress your neighbors, like a wolf story or something, lol!

Michelle, you are now my hero of weirdness - I want to have more skulls like you! haha

Hamp, LOL! Isn't that thread a HOOT! I even had to put my $.02 in. Ah, yes, old Mustard - she's been gone a while, probably 10 years, I don't remember the length of decay, haha. I put that photo on a photography forum that I hang out at, on a "day in the life" thread, and the guy under me put a picture of his grill with 4 steaks on it - the next person was saying "is that her cow on your grill?" haha

Carla, if those don't work for skulls, they should be great fertilizer! haha
Thanks, girl - that was so sweet, what you said.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 9:52AM
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May be a good idea to place some skulls on the edge of your property with a sign reading, "Survivors will be prosecuted."

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 3:47PM
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LOL! Ya'll are too funny! No skulls in my garden, but lots of live critters. I got up at 6:30 and have seen several squirrels, tons of birds, a cat, a wild bunny, a lizard, and a big orange fluffball! (Oh wait, that was Max, tinkling on my roses! No wonder they are not happy!)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 7:45AM
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catkim(San Diego 10/24)

You are not alone, rainlily sis.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 12:38PM
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I have to find something to make grow out of my skull's eye socket now!

Thanks, catkim! They look GREAT!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 1:08PM
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Have any like this?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 10:40PM
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Oh, Jim, I GOTTA have a dragon skull, where did you get that?

I know, I know, on your last conquest, right?


That's so cool, I love it!

If I had one, I'd put it by Fairy Queen or Golden Unicorn, lol!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2007 at 9:59AM
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Sorry Sis, but I can't claim that dragon skull. I 'borrowed' the picture from the web, The Garden Junk forum I think. I thought it was pretty neat and would really like to have one.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2007 at 1:44PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Just my own. It's pretty empty, tho not empty enough for epiphyllums. Yet.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 6:59PM
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neroseman(6b NewEngland)

An interesting subject! A man who used to live in the neighborhood had a wonderful vegetable garden with a whole line of animal skulls which looked like cattle skulls. Is there possibly some gardening lore involved here I wonder?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2007 at 4:32PM
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haha, you all crack me up!

hoovb, LOL!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 2:46AM
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