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?
This afternoon the weather was so beautiful I feel a little bit sorry for everyone not living in Florida.
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.
My in-laws gave me Tractor Supply gift cards, which I promptly used to buy this beautiful windmill. My husband and father-in-law just finished putting it up for me. I love it.
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. )
My other bird watcher, Gracie.
And of course we have lots of what I call LBBs. Little brown birds, chickadees, etc.
The trees are loaded with berries.
The weeping yaupon holly looks good, too.
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.
Morning dew and sunshine gives the grasses a nice glow.
This little guy was chowing down on the crepe myrtle seeds.