Ultra short!

Good Morning!

It is the crack of dawn as I sit here in front of the computer in my studio.  Outside my window grows a very large viburnum (Cardinal Candy by name).  It is always busy with birds during the daylight hours, but this morning it has one visitor.

A lovely Mockingbird who is singing a serenade, and seemingly, just for me.

Beautiful!

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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