Dad decided that even though the impatiens plants in the boxes on the deck were still looking fairly good, considering that it was already November 10th, it was time to recycle them to the compost pile. So he moved a couple from the deck down to the garden. Overnight we had a visit from some deer, who took a fancy to the impatiens "snack" they found:
You can also see how many leaves we have accumulated since Dad cleared them on Saturday.
To give you an idea of what the impatiens plants looked like before being snacked on, this is one of the remaining boxes:
Added for clarification: Just in case any of you think Dad on purpose put the boxes out in a spot where the deer could eat them - how COULD you think that!