Because everyone needs a good porch frog

Do you have one?

Most mornings before sunrise I go out with Bob, sit on the bench, and…

Talk to the frog.

Meanwhile, Bob is putting his things in his car, getting in and backing out the drive.  We wave goodby and I go back in, but not before thanking the little green porch frog for a job well done.

Apparently, he eats A LOT of bugs in the night… just judging by the mess he leaves below.  😐

But I can’t complain, because he’s just so stinkin’ cute!

Well, I think he is.

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Good Morning!

Serene

A mother’s work is never done, but a bird mother’s work is truly to be admired.

(Photos are clickable for a better view)

Meet the Triplets

Rather photogenic for baby Blue birds; don’t you think?

We have been surrounded by many nesting birds this spring:   Carolina Wrens; Blue birds; Cardinals; and these Blue Jays.   Some I have not identified as yet, but I am working on it.    I have enjoyed seeing their different nesting habits and watching them feeding their nestlings.

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We had a nest of a different sort this year, a rabbit’s warren!   I haven’t located it but it appears to be under the junk pile behind the barn.  I don’t think the little guy is a cotton tail either.  It looks domestic to me.  I would let you be the judge, but the little critter is very wary and far to fast for my camera skills.

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Summer is coming and then the nesting will be over till next year.

Now comes the sunset viewing of the little Firefly Fairies and this year the viewing is exceptional!

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camouflage

Can you see me?

No?

How about now?

This Eastern Garter snake is non venomous and a pest predator. I enjoyed seeing it hanging out behind my new herb bed.  I have (had?) a resident vole that moved in and stayed for the past three months.  Although, I haven’t seen the Garter snake or the vole for a couple of weeks…  🙂

Learn more about Eastern Garter snakes:  CLICK HERE

 

For a moment on Saturday

These were taken from my front yard.  They are not my best work, but trying to get closer forced this lovely wader to retreat into the trees.  The visit was nonetheless an exciting one for me.

Clicking on these will afford a closer and better view!  😉

Once-on-Saturday

On-SaturdayI really wish this one had been clearer.  I am loving that reflection!

NOTE:  I have searched for this bird and believe it is the white form of the Great Blue Heron.  It was a very large bird!

Below is a link to the standard form of Great Blue Heron for comparison.

Great Blue Herons