Monday, June 15, 2009

Wild Kingdom

On today's episode of Wild Kingdom.....

I am being amazed by the critters in my yard/garden this year. It's almost as if they are tame and have no problems associating with me a lowly human. While we have always have some sort of animals and insects, I am marveling at how the numbers have increased over the years. Perhaps, they have realized part of my garden is for them. I grow sunflowers, everbearing strawberries for the birds. Almost all of my flowers are perfect for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. I have a cottage style garden not only for my pleasure but for the toads. And, I also grow certain veggies just for the rabbits.

Since it's Monday, I thought I would make this an easy blog post and acquaint you with the party that happens morning, noon, and night in my yard.

K got this shot of our "baby" rabbit. Don't know if she's actually a baby, but if you saw the size of the other one, you'd think so. Her favorite thing is to sit in my flower bed and wait to scare me by popping out when I go to plant something.

Ever wondered what toads do during the day? They dig holes. This surprise awaited me when I went to plant my new planters. Glad I put that dirt there for them. These are my attack frogs. They particularly like to attack the Mr. Man when he's walking through the yard at night.

Here's what happens the morning after a toad party. Yep. Tadpoles. In my new pond. These are the day old babies. I'm waiting for the older ones to get their legs so I can take pics of that. I'll keep you updated on my toad babies. (Btw, since this is Wild Kingdom, did you know one toad can eat approximately 3300 insects a month?)

Not the best pic of this big ol furry bee, but I like it anyway. Last year my yard was filled with bees. I could sit and weed and have bees buzzing all around not paying me any mind. Can't wait to see if they come back.

No butterflies yet, and those darn hummingbirds seem to know when I don't have my camera outside. I really want a pic of the beautiful ruby throat that visits daily.

Oh, and I'm going to start living in a cave so I can get back on schedule. I swear I'm going to have to start telling people I've moved just so I can get something done. Since the last time I blogged, the Mr. Man hit a deer with his company van(he's okay), K has been nonstop with things at school which she has so kindly volunteered me for, had to visit relatives at the bequest of the matriarch of the family-my grandmother, the riding lawnmower blew up so I'm now pushmowing all 2 acres of my yard, and the summer is only beginning. I'm not complaining but I would like 3 days back to back where something doesn't break, no one gets sick or hurt, and I'm not the only that answers the phone in my family.

I'm blogging tomorrow if it's the last, and only, thing I do. :)


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Tadpoles are such fun to watch mature!

Columbia Lily said...

aw...sorry you're so busy! I hope things get more "normal" soon! I love the rabbits, we get them here too.