So I was mowing the lawn the other day when this little guy went slithering away from me. He had legs but slithered like a snake instead of using the legs. I had never seen one in real life before but this is what they call a Skink.
Of course I had to immediately stop the lawn mowing and run in the house for the camera. Can’t miss a shot of this cute little guy. Who knows when he might come around again.
Once I saw this guy, I got a little sidetracked with the camera and it took a bit before the lawn was finished being mowed, it did get done though eventually.
I found a couple cute little toads hopping around the garden beds and posing nicely for the camera.
And I found this turtle that I am wondering if she was laying her eggs for the season. She was up in the yard and had a patch of loose dirt under her back end that looked recently dug up and patted down. I don’t think she cared for me being around very much but I took a few shots before leaving her alone anyway.
Heading down to the pond, I found a pair of Mallards waiting to be photographed.
Momma appeared to have a bad itch…. haha… she modeled for me for quite a while.
Hubby was left hanging around waiting for her to get done and head out with him to other waters. He was a little more nervous of me being there with a camera.
I headed out for my walk with the dogs and found this sparrow posing on a post for me. Very kind of him to sit for the camera.
Back down to our pond, there are all kinds of birds catching bugs off the water.
This female Red Winged Blackbird decided to take a walk when she saw the camera.
But not until after she posed for a few shots and dove a the water for food for a while.
A few other birds that were down around the pond, various finches and sparrows can usually be found down there.
It has been an ideal spring for those wonderful mosquitoes. I think they are about the size of a horsefly this year. Thankfully, we have an abundance of my friends the dragonfly. I really like dragonflies a lot, really unique critter. And, they love to eat all my mosquitoes for me, feast away guys, please…..
The Blandings Turtles have also been making a regular appearance on the pond. I am always happy to see these guys.
These are just some mushrooms that appeared in my garden and I thought were kind of cool.
And my Iris finally opened, this is the first flower of the year on these. I now have quite a few open. Kind of late with the late spring but better late then never.
I don’t know what this little green bug is, cute though isn’t he? Sort of…..
That is my explorations of the yard for this week, feels good to be getting back out there.
The fence post in our front yard, why not right?
And while I was out there hanging out with my buggy friends, this plane flew over so, of course, I had to photograph it too. You never know what you will find when you walk out your front door with a camera in hand. You often find things you would have never seen if you weren’t looking through a macro or zoom lens. Give it a try…. it is a whole new world.