Tag Archives: Backyard

Glaring Omission

There was so much going on with getting this piece of equipment onto our deck in the 100° heat yesterday, that I am mortified that THE MOST IMPORTANT fact was overlooked when I hastily announced how thrilled we are with … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Rides Again

For most of his life, NOLA Boy rode his bicycle at least an hour every day.  When we travelled full time, he found many adventurous paths to follow. But in 2006, things changed and this is the first time he … Continue reading

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Owl – 2020

For the last couple of weeks we have been hearing the familiar hooting sounds of our own personal owl.  There haven’t been any replies, so guess he is a loner. I’m not clear if this is our usual guest at … Continue reading

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The Jade Beetle

He thought he was all alone on the back step, but he didn’t reckon that I had been out for the first time procuring victuals to help us through this hard time and would be making a couple of trips … Continue reading

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Tarantula

I’m not as sure footed as I once was, so when I go out to fill the water pond for the animals, I always take my phone in case I slip and fall. Good thing I had it today because … Continue reading

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Breakfast al Fresco

We have been having an extraordinarily lovely summer, thus have spent some mealtimes on the deck.  Most notably – the famous “Pre-breakfast Breakfast” feast! Not sure why the pancakes look so dark; weren’t that way in real life.  The cooked … Continue reading

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Our Cherished Friend, the Bee

    Taken with an ancient iPhone 6+ (8MP). He and I played peekaboo for quite a while the other day.  He would come up from the depths to take this view of “the creature who watches me”, and then … Continue reading

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Ten-Minute Glow

This is what I saw when I woke up this morning.  I have a new camera, so here was the perfect use for it.  The whole sky to the south and east was on fire.  What you see above is … Continue reading

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Bunny Escape Route

  The bunnies (mostly cottontails) hop in and out of our yard, taking shelter under our workshop or under the house via a tiny opening around the air conditioner compressor.  We’re pretty sure that a squirrel that has been around … Continue reading

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Javelina Upheaval

WORDPRESS refuses to let me put spaces between paragraphs today.  Grrr!          According to the time stamp on the photos that the critter cam provided, it took these javelinas about a New York minute to get the pond out of … Continue reading

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A Leaf Sandwich

SUBTITLE:  Think B I G !! I’m not entirely sure where he was going with this treasure.  The nearby anthill’s opening was only ant sized.  Maybe they had a picnic.  I forgot to go back to look later, so no … Continue reading

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Sunglasses

Sometimes, when the sun is just about to disappear until the morrow, our backyard actually looks just like this.  But at THIS particular moment I am pre-shutter release manipulating the scene by holding my sunglasses up in front of my … Continue reading

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Day of the Iguana

We’re not sure if this is the same iguana as was around a couple of weeks ago, but isn’t he magnificent? Love the inclusion of his lovely tail. Many thanks to my son, The Iguana Wrangler, for providing me with … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentleman

These lovely ladies came to call a couple of afternoons ago.  It was just at the time of day when that golden glow falls over our world.  These two are taking aim at the pomegranate fruits that are on our … Continue reading

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The Second Blossoming

Several months ago, we had an arborist come out and tend to two of our precious trees – the plum/apricot tree and this darling rose tree.  He cut it back MUCH further than I thought proper, but, of course he … Continue reading

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The Tale of Tippy Tail

Teenagers!  Once they get out of the nest, it’s hard to keep track of them.  This is the last portrait of all three baby roadrunners before they started abandoning their home for the great outdoors.  The third one is in … Continue reading

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Three To Go

  Here they are as newborns (above).  There are three tiny babies in there – seems like only yesterday ! And here they are a few days ago (below). TODAY!  The largest one is out of the nest and having … Continue reading

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The Deer are Here

For the last couple of weeks, the level in the water pond has been going down faster than usual.  We assumed that either the javelinas or the deer were hitting it hard at night. These four ladies were here about … Continue reading

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Awaiting a Giant Snake

There has been a lot of activity in the roadrunner nest over the last couple of weeks.  The babies hatched and the parents are being run ragged providing enough food for those voracious appetites. I’ll put a picture of the … Continue reading

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Bee Careful

  I know . . . everyone posts “the bee in the flower” captures – so here’s mine!  He disappeared down out of sight, but I just kept the phone trained on the spot, and soon he reappeared.  Got him!

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