Meanwhile, perhaps, as you viewed Claudia's photograph, you may have noticed that she has a spoon in her left hand, and she is carrying ears of corn in her right hand — she is one smart crow — and, according to her, many crows are quite intelligent when it comes to knowing how to use utensils and tools. Claudia has informed me that crows are being considered up to par with apes when it comes to intelligence, and to prove her point, she downloaded this You Tube video to share with you (see below).
This video is rather amazing and I thank Claudia for bringing it to my attention. She is quite a diva crow from where she stands on the left side of my succulent garden, dressed to the nines, in a little coat and fancy hat; in fact, she never makes eye contact with Henrietta the hedgehog who "lives" in the righthand portion of my succulent garden during this time period. FYI, I have posted a photograph of Henrietta below:
Claudia and Henrietta have at least one thing in common: they are nocturnal creatures; and I don't know how they manage to get any sleep in my succulent garden since they are "living" are under a succulent lighting system which is turned on from 6:00 AM to nearly 7:00 PM each and every day! An overview of Claudia and Henrietta's surroundings in my succulent garden can be seen below.
The top left and top right corners feature images of Claudia and Henrietta's jingle buddies, who are so-called because they are pilgrim figurines rendered into bells which hang from my lighting system (which has a circle around it in both of the bottom images in this collage) during this time of year.
The red and purple arrows point to where each of the jingle buddies dangle from the lights. If a slight breeze blows into my kitchen (where my succulent garden is located), then they jingle and "serve" as chimes, hence the name "jingle buddies" which Claudia and Henrietta bestowed on them. Other than their agreeing on names for the "dangling pilgrims" and being nocturnal, they keep their distance, Claudia rarely looks into the succulent garden, as you might surmise from the image in the lower left hand corner where Claudia can be seen clutching her spoon. That spoon is to Claudia as the blanket was to Linus (from the well known comic strip Charlie Brown). Linus, as you recall was mentioned in an LLG post this past October in an entry which you may refer to by clicking here.
Henrietta, on the other hand, often stares wistfully into the garden, as the Humpty Dumpty tries to climb over a wall behind her. This "happening " can be seen in the image at the lower right in the collage posted above and the yellow arrow indicates where Claudia and Henrietta are in "physical relation" to each other within my succulent garden.
The other characters who are in this succulent garden are somewhat lost in the collage; however, their presence is not lost within my succulent garden as the following photographs of them clearly indicate.
I have included this post, not as an exercise in showing a how-to-decorate an indoor succulent garden but rather as a way of providing inspiration, in the event you are having one of those emotional, spiritual, or creative dry spells that we all are prone to, especially aound the holidays.