While walking through our backyard today I had the amazing experience to look up and see what looked like a bald eagle flying overhead! I watched it fly over our swamp and land on a tall tree in the park next door. Evan encouraged me to walk over to get a closer view. I did and took as many shots as I could before it took off. The photos confirmed it-- a bald eagle!!
I hope we see him again! We will be listening for his call ~~ found this on YouTube. :-)
This little marbled orb weaver spider has been living outside our living room window for about three weeks now. She (I think) seems to be thriving amidst all the different weather conditions. Pretty amazing how intricately she's made-- but I'm glad she's OUTside!
Of course, the kitties have to see what's going on!
After we took the winter cover off our air conditioner unit in May we noticed some wrens building a nest there.
Soon Evan noticed a mama wren sitting on her eggs.
A few weeks after that... the baby wrens arrived!
We heard them peeping loudly, stronger every day, for a few weeks...
And then a few days ago.... they flew the coop!
Below are some images of a brave one making his way out of the nest.
Fortunately, they were able to 'explore' on the grill.
Then they hopped down into the bushes below the a/c unit.
Later, they made their way over to the nearby tree...
Shortly after this we heard them peeping over in the neighbor's yard.
It was soooo quiet after they left. We pray they survived and are doing well now!
Thank you for taking care of the wrens, Lord! :-)
I didn't get any good close-ups of the babies, but here's a collage wren from Wren's Summer Song (2010).
Evan found this little gray tree frog in our recycling bin outside today.
Here's what they sound like (below)...
While searching for frog sounds I came across this cutie (below)!
"On this June day the buds in my garden are
almost as enchanting as the open flowers.
Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide,
the recollection of the loveliest days of the year -
those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled."
- Francis King
Evan spotted this big snapping turtle in our backyard this morning...
He did NOT look happy to see us! :-)
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