Coontie babies

I found this gorgeous prehistoric looking egg under a holly tree in the yard this afternoon.  Looks like I’m having coontie babies!   Seeds, anyone?

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This afternoon the weather was so beautiful I feel a little bit sorry for everyone not living in Florida.

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And I’ve finally given up on growing my cherry tree out in the yard.   After three years of the deer nibbling the tender leaves, I have moved the poor thing onto the porch to recuperate.

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Yellow cardinal?

This beauty was in my yard, Dec. 17, having breakfast.  Is he a yellow cardinal?  Cross breed?  ( The blue tape and white seed bag is my very high tech anti-squirrel defense.  Only thing I’ve ever done that actually keeps them off the feeder.  Not pretty, but the birdseed cost dropped significantly. )

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My other bird watcher, Gracie.

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And of course we have lots of what I call LBBs.  Little brown birds, chickadees, etc.

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Lots of berries

The trees are loaded with berries.

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The weeping yaupon holly looks good, too.

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On another note – does anyone know what this is?  The leaves looks sort of like a papaya, but I can’t tell exactly what kind.  They sprouted beside one of the bird baths, so who knows what little seedling presents the birds have left me.

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Morning dew and sunshine gives the grasses a nice glow.

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