Friday, April 24, 2009

Nature in Our Own Backyard

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and
look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. "
~Jane Austen

We've enjoyed a few sunny days with unusual highs for this time of the year....but it didn't last long.
We are back in the 50's and cloudy, but that is spring's typical weather here in our area.

While we had some pretty weather we worked in the yard to clear the beds for our soon-to-be garden, and pulled a lot of weeds. Why do weeds seem to be the first green and growing thing to appear each spring?!

Come with me on a little nature walk around our yard................... (Roscoe and his pet monkey will happily watch it all from his favorite chair!)

A crazed squirrel who did acrobats to get a few seeds to fall from the bird feeder.
(And in the background, the garden tools are waiting for us to get back to work!)

A Daddy duck discussing his families new living arrangements with his neighbors.

The dedicated wife and her doting husband who live across the street....who were apparently having "words" with the Duck couple who decided to take up residency in our front lavender beds.

Duck eggs nestled in the lavender beds.

It's a bird, it's a, it's a teenager in a tree!

Have a wonderful weekend. Hope you are able to enjoy a nature walk in your own yard.


Prim's by Kim said...

Love the photos!

The treed teen looks thrilled to have his pic taken LOL I have a tween and he runs from the camera, so candid shots are a must!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Sarah said...

LOL - love the treed teen! He is a handsom young man!!!
At first glance the squirrel looks like giant in that picture - giggle. Love the eggs - how fun is that!!!

Christine LeFever said...

Oh how sweet to see those eggs in one's lavender! And yes, your big, fat squirrel does seem to be a giant. That beautiful "Boy" in the tree is surely one related to Tarzan?


Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, not to worry, spring will spring up by you soon.!!!

I share the sooner do my Daffodils start blooming, then I start to see those dreaded dandelion weeds popping up all over the place. They are the first darn things to pop up each year and the last to die..funny how it all works. I hope you get lots of warm days soon.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

I agree with Zwee, how wonderful to see those eggs. Everything looks so beautiful, and Spring will soon be there! :)
Happy weekend,
xo Lidy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hope your weekend has been beautiful, Suzanne. We had 90 degree temps here, Friday and Saturday...oh no, it's too it's in the 80's a little better.

Julie said...

Hi Suzanne, It looks wonderful by you. Thank you for the little tour of your yard, and the teen in a tree( just love that one),Have a wonderful weekend,Julie

Lana said...

LOVED the nature walk!

How sweet about the eggs... be sure to take pics when they hatch, please!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

And what a teenager expression!!