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!

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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

 

Behind the barn

Out back behind the barn, on an old fence pole and above the scrap pile is a blue bird house.  I placed it there when we first moved here.

Dependably every year there will be a nest of babies.  I always know when they are being fed because of the chorus of chirping they make.  And every year I can depend on them being much quicker than me when I try to capture them in the act.

Today as I fed and watered all the animals the little fellow came and did his feeding while I was very near!  Without my camera of course.

And so it is that I took this picture from the dining room window and blew this cropped bit up so we can at least see the babies.  It was a long distance (150 ft) and therefore blurry, but I’m just happy to have finally got one.

Maybe next year I will have a bird blind up and can stand right outside the barn door for a really great shot?

A Great Morning!

When viewing the pictures below you might wonder at my optimism…

But it is a good morning because…

I’ve the feeling of being vindicated for when the plumber laughed at my request for a drain in the mudroom/laundry floor.  It could have been far worse without that drain!

However,  I do think a new washer is in order.  I am tired of repairing this one.

To borrow an old beer slogan:

“Know when to say when.”

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QUESTION:  Any readers in the crowd have an opinion of the best of the newfangled washing machines on the market?  Thanks, your opinions will be appreciated.