Sis and Sunshine, you can start breathing again. I’m talking about REAL birds, and REAL bees. And butterflies, and caterpillars (Sorry Sunshine), and squirrels, and other critters that I love looking at in our yard. We are fortunate to have a large neighborhood lot, with lots of trees and flowers, and God’s handiwork is evident. I love “porching,” as one of our cousins calls it, and enjoying the sights and sounds! If you need a little glimpse of nature, come on!
Our cat, Max. He thinks all this belongs to him.
Bumblebee happily buzzing in a squash flower this spring
Hummers at the back porch feeder
We had lots of these this summer– red admiral, maybe?
I think a pipevine swallowtail– do you know for sure?
Top view of the butterfly in question– beautiful!
We had so many giant swallowtails this year!
This scary looking critter is actually a friend– called a wasp killer!
The doves loved our messy sparrows, because there were lots of seeds on the ground!
Gulf fritillary– we had tons of these this year!
I have no idea who these occasional visitors were– anyone?
I had to zoom a lot on the camera to get close enough, so it’s not as clear as I’d like.. but I couldn’t resist this little guy!
The small birds really like our new feeder.
Beautiful giant swallowtail. Many of these visited, but none was more striking than this one.
My personal favorite. For two days, two of these girls visited.
Just saw this beauty a few times.