Backyardigan Shenanigans

Looking out across my backyard, all looks peaceful and serene. Not a blade of grass is moving, not a palm frond stirs. All is set for a calm and tranquil Friday afternoon.


One of the Iggy family a grey and colourless soul, after nibbling lots of leaves for lunch, is taking a nap in the neighbour’s bush.


Little Anatole balances on a twig, thinking of his weekend plans.


The Peli couple is enjoying an afternoon siesta, one upstairs, one downstairs, before going out this evening for a sushi supper.


Suddenly out of nowhere, comes Grandpa Igasho. He doesn’t look any too pleased to see his colourless, grey cousin in his favourite bush. His hackles are up and he bristles with entitlement.


“Now see here cousin. That’s MY bush you’re sitting in and you’d better move quickly before I get really mad and come over there to waggle my dewlap at you!”


Danny and Daisy just sail past as though nothing is happening. They never get involved in any bickering. It’s just not in their nature,


Ozzie Osprey, watching from his tree across the water, calls “Time gentlemen, please! There’s room for everyone here in this beautiful place. Let’s not ruin everything by fighting over territory and power.

DSCN4673Remember what Mother Teresa once said, “If we have no peace, it’s because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Wishing you all a peaceful and relaxing weekend.




77 comments on “Backyardigan Shenanigans

  1. Idyllic scenes. You have a particularly large and well-populated doorstep, but most people would find that they have much that is equally fascinating, if smaller in scale, on theirs. Yet they never stop to look.

  2. Your photographs of your wildlife are stunning, Sylvia. You seem to have a large array of them. Do you photograph these outside? I’d be petrified to be confronted by Grandpa Igasho. Love the names you’ve given them too.
    Happy Sunday
    Issy ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  3. “We belong to each other” (part of Mother Teresa! Such wise words from a loving soul who devoted her life to showing compassion to those “untouchables.” โค โค

  4. A great afternoon spent listening to the creatures in your life. Seeing all that green and those critters makes me a bit jealous of your life in Florida. We are expecting a few inches of snow up here tomorrow.

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