God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Devil's Playground Mascot






We've been living here in The Devil's Playground nearly 6 years now & never have we seen the local mascot traipsing through our yard!  The Devil's Playgrounders believe that if a skunk visits your property, good luck can't be far behind.  I sure hope this little critter was just passing through.  I was surprised when I went outside to take some pictures that it didn't scurry away. John said it didn't have to worry about me getting too close.  He got that right   : )      

23 comments:

Vickie said...

Well then I am glad he visited you. This must mean that you will soon have your home sold. Surely his visit must mean this.

Vickie said...

I kept thinking about your lucky mascot, and did a quick google. I wondered why he looked so different than the skunks I was used to seeing. Interesting that they can vary a bit in color and their stripes can also have a slight variation.

Joyce Mayer said...

Oh, Miss Shirlee, be careful. Yikes, let's name her "Flower", or maybe "
Lavender". Giggle.

Hugs
Prudence

Maggee said...

Whoa! Did he make footprints? It looks like he is walking on top of the snow, so it is probably iced over like we were last week! Better to see it in winter, when you won't irritate it! Hugs!

KimM said...

LOL! Great pictures - and GOOD LUCK!!!!
xxx

Earlene L. said...

He is a good sign spring is close!!!!
The only time I like to see skunks.
Happy Friday!
Earlene

Terri said...

EEEeekk! A skunk! LOL! He is cute --- from a distance..........

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I hope it's right and the visit brings you luck in your hoped for move.

gracie said...

Hope he does bring you luck...

Pam in IL said...

Your skunk has the most white I've ever seen on a skunk. Hope it brings good luck your way.

Justine said...

I've never seen a skunk! He looks a bit scary. Here's hoping your good luck isn't too far behind him...

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Hope you have good luck, the luck was not getting his purfume all over you, next time let hubby take the pictures or do it from the safety of your house thru a window. You would need allot of tomato juice to remove his purfume from yourself. big hugs Lynda Ruth

Debbie said...

So they bring good luck....I'll remember that the next time the 'perfume' wafts through from outdoors. Your photos are great!

La Petite Gallery said...

Good Luck, Huh? well I had a visit here my dog got sprayed and we had that awful smell in the house for weeks. Well, it could have been worse, he could have sprayed me. So I was lucky. yvonne

Ele said...

Great photos!
Hope the little mascot brings you lots of luck!

Minnie said...

If he is bringing Spring send him my way please.

Karen said...

Ahhh, he's so cute! I've never seen a live one; usually I just see them dead by the side of the road.

Carol said...

Your skunk visitor shows up really well on the snowy landscape, Shirlee... We had one living under our front porch one summer and had to have "Critter Control" come take it away--we were afraid it would have babies there and then we would really be in trouble. Hope yours brings you luck :)

Robin said...

Hmmm...nice pictures. Glad he/she didn't douse you in stink!

Robin in Virginia

Frances N said...

I've never heard that skunks bring good luck, but that would be good if it's true!!! He does look a little different than the ones I've seen here--his stripes look wider! Handsome fellow! (but probably smelly!)

Julie said...

Fingers crossed that good luck comes your way and he did his job.

Beth said...

We have a 'regular' skunk hanging around. I could smell it, a wiff or two today. All of the cats have their rabies shots for reasons like that.

Kaisievic said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pics - I always thought that skunks were black and white like Pepe Le Peu!