On our front balcony we had a pot of pelargonium geraniums, still halfheartedly blooming in mid-December (click any picture to enlarge, if you like):
Finally it got so cold that I had to remove them, and after cutting off the foliage here's what was hidden underneath:
Four walnuts! How could they possibly have gotten there, and where did they come from? There's not a walnut tree anywhere in the vicinity that I know of, and we are on the fourth floor up. Here's the view straight down:
And here's the view looking (sort of) up:
So what was it: a squirrel? a mouse? a large bird? And how on earth did whatever it was get them there?
I had been thinking of covering the nuts up with straw so as not to deprive the enterprising creature of its winter storage, but three days later I looked again:
Cross my heart and hope to die - nobody in the family removed those nuts. It must have been the original owner. Any ideas?
See you in mid-January!