A moose wandered into my yard today. No, I did not move to the boreal forests of Canada nor did I impulsively purchase a dacha in the taiga. Did I forget to mention this moose is staying within the confines of a forest themed miniature garden? I think this moose was enticed by the cover of pine trees and the lush undergrowth of baby tears surrounding a small pond. Moose are solitary animals that prefer their own company to traveling in herds. These huge creatures roam the forest foraging their vegetarian diet and even dip into a lake or pond for some aquatic plant nourishment. I hope this moose enjoys my miniature garden but I suspect he will be heading for cooler weather soon. Southern California is no place for moose. But then anything is possible in my magical garden.