Several families have moved into my backyard this Summer and I would like to introduce them to you! First, there is this family of little green lizards who have moved into my flower garden! They sit very still and check me out while I snap their pictures! The one in the upper right is a tiny baby, only about an inch long! Cute!
I also have a bluebird family! They are working on their second set of babies this year, but in the same nesting box. The mommy is still sitting on the eggs, but since it’s plenty hot here during the day, they take nice long breaks to catch a few worms!
Here’s a baby fly visiting my hydrangea. Yes, I know…yucky, but you’ll have to say that his iridescent green body and big, buggy eyes along with those rainbow wings make him worth a look!
I planted verbena for the first time this year and the butterflies love it! I know this photo looks like I colorized it in some way, but I didn’t! I think this is an Eastern Black Swallowtail.
But the best visitor is the one that got away! Here’s our CEO Ozzie checking out the flower bed along the shrubbery. She had been like this for a long time when we heard a terrible ruckus coming from the downspout! The staff ran inside and I went to see what it was. I removed the end piece and finally a baby bunny came out and quickly hopped away! Darn! Where was my camera when I really needed it?? I guess the little guy was trying to get away from her and tried climbing inside the downspout! There was never any real danger, as Ozzie is basically a lovable dust mop with legs! lol But don't tell her I said that!
UPDATE! I have since been able to sneak a photo of the cute little rascal lurking in the outer reaches of the yard! Needless to say, the staff has been confined to headquarters until the little thing figures out how to get out of the fence! They only go outside in my company for very short romps anyway!
Thanks for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed meeting my visitors. To see more mosaics, please visit our gracious hostess Mary for Mosaic Monday at her beautiful blog Little Red House to see who is participating this week!
And to see some wonderful photos of the great outdoors, please head over to visit our hostess with the mostest, Susan at her amazing blog A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday! See you next time! A la prochaine!