It has been a while since more pictures were taken. Merle took all these, except the one with her in it.
Every few days, there are new holes that appear in the pine straw between the flowers. Merle might ask around about what is causing this to occur, and the most frequent answer is that we have amadillos.
When asked what the solution would be for these pesky critters, the answer is often, "stay out at night and shoot 'em."