Sunday, August 17, 2008


This little guy made quite a racket on the front steps one evening, hollering for his mama. It took awhile but he was finally coaxed into flying back to the nest.

This is my quiet spot in town where I go and sit with a book when I have time to kill. Just me and the geese by the river. Or is there someone else there?

The woodchuck seemed quite content to be with his feathered friends.

This muskrat resides in the pond in town. I pass the pond several times a day on my bus route and often see him. Alex and I stopped one day to see if he was there. Lousy picture but he's a bit camera shy.

This is one of the biggest spiders I have ever found in the garden. The center part of it's web looked like a machine zig-zag stitch.

We've had several hummingbird moths this year.

And the bees have indeed been busy.

You really need to watch where you step because there is a toad explosion this year.

The hummingbirds and butterflies continue to delight me but I haven't been very successful capturing them with my camera. The garter snakes are around and they don't seem to be doing a very good job keeping up with the slugs. I bet you're glad I spared you those pictures ;-)


  1. Years ago my sister, Rachel, had a beautiful garden spider like that. They are called orb weavers when their web has that zig-zaggy pattern in the center. Your critters are great. I wouldn't mind seeing the snake either. They are kind of fascinating as long as they are not crawling over my toes.

  2. It's fun to see all the critters in the garden, isn't it? I've been trying to fit in a post about the assortment I've captured with my camera this summer, but it'll have to wait a while as long as this gorgeous weather holds.
    I've saved a few baby birds from the kitties, and admired (from a distance) a few of the yellow and black spiders.
    The hummingbird moths really loved my monarda. They move constantly and are hard to get a pic of, aren't they? You have to really work at it :)
    I've seen lots of bees and butterflies, but no toads of frogs. They're around I guess, but I'm missing them.
    Slugs I've seen, unfortunately, and a few little snakes.