Sunday, May 22, 2011

Critters Sharing my yard

  I have a garden
   so over grown....

  The air is not just filled with fragrance from the many blooms,                                        

There's always a chorus of music from the many critters that croon. 

Lilies every color that I can find, but look not just mine.                               A beautiful butterfly futters down, takes a drink and flies away.                                                   Not to worry she'll be back another day.                                               

Listen, I hear a chat chat.

Look up you will see a squirrel.
He's looking down at me.
I have counted as many as five squirrels in my yard at one time.

You can see the birds in the bushs in the background.
One is quite an arobat.                                 He climbs the feeder pole                               and hangs down and eats.                                                                                                                                              
   God gives us beauty to enjoy and care for.
I do not mind sharing my Garden, not at all.

Many birds have shared my feeder with the squirrel and many more have shared the grain on the ground.

Black birds, red, blue and brown. 
Bees buzz and carry pollon from flower to flower.    

Mocking bird eating suet during the winter

In order to have a lot of critters to share you garden, you need to provide food, water and shelter.

                                                                                                                                                            Butterflies like lantana, lilies, verbena ,cone flowers,and no butterfly garden would be complete without a butterfy bush. 

Butterfly on Verbena

Birds need a place to hide.  Red tips are great I have two behind my feeder when they get upset, they fly into them and hide.

One October  morning Carrel and I were walking through our garden.  It had rained the night before and the roses were full of water.  Carrell lifted this one.
It almost touched the ground.              
There was a tiny green frog asleep.

Never go out to your garden with out your  camera.

Late in the afternoon we went out, saw the frog still there. 
He stretched and jumped. Missed an even better picture.
Toads are good bug eaters

Red tips in bloom


 I must not forget one more creature who shares this garden with me, my own sweet love, Carrel.  I was single when I moved here.  His wife had been killed in a car wreck.

My feeder quite a busy place
Missy was Carrel's dog so she came  along.   She love to chase the squirrels. .                .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



  1. Beautiful garden, beautiful critters! Good blog, loved it!

  2. Your favorite creature looks oddly familiar!