Mr. GBH poses nicely for the 7 Day Nature Challenge

My blog friend Gilly has invited me to join in the ‘7 -Day Nature Photo Challenge’, and yesterday when I went out to see what I could find for day # 3,  I was happy to see Mr. GBH surveying the lake from his favourite branch. Such an elegant stance, I’m sure you’ll agree.


It’s becoming difficult to find someone to nominate for the challenge, as so many of you have been nabbed already, so please feel free to join in if you have a mind to.

I’m also linking this post to Jude’s ‘March Wildlife In The Garden Challenge’ which changes its theme from 1st April.

We have a lovely rainy Wednesday here in Florida. Hope you all have a great day.

Easter Wildlife In The Garden

Hubby keeps telling me that we have bunnies in our garden, but when I rush to see them, they’ve already disappeared. Toady I did manage to spot a couple hopping around on the grass. let’s see if i can catch them with my camera.


Aha……success at last! I’ve never eaten rabbit, so I wonder if these would be tasty. Maybe I’ll give it a try.


I’m linking these to Jude’s March wildlife in the garden challenge. Let’s see if she falls for it.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter Sunday.


Feathers on Friday: Who is my mystery bird?

For Charlotte’s ‘Feathers on Friday’ challenge, I have a bird who came and perched on the rockery in our backyard. I usually only photograph the big water birds, but this cute little fellow posed so nicely for me and was very deserving of a photo. Now for the life of me, I can’t find out what he is. I’ve painstakingly searched on Google to no avail, and my bird guide is packed away in a box somewhere in the storage unit. Can any of you identify him?


I’m also linking this to Jude’s ‘March Wildlife in the Garden’ challenge.

Happy Friday to you all. Hope your Easter weekend is a really lovely one, whatever your plans are.

Hey there, you with your nose in the air!

Mr. GBH isn’t around much these days, but yesterday I spotted him across the water, looking very snooty indeed


Lenny and Linda Limpkin paid him no mind, as they foraged around in the shallows for apple snails, their favourite hors d’oevre.


Back on land, a smaller version of Ignatia was exploring our defunct water feature, which will one day be restored to its former glory when hubby has finished with the inside of the house.


It’s little sightings like this which rather puts me off doing any gardening. I don’t fancy reaching down to pull up weeds, and accidentally shaking hands with something green and scaly.


What would be your thoughts on this? Would you be keen for a close encounter of the iguana kind?

I’m linking this post to Jude’s ‘Wildlife in the Garden’ challenge. If you have wildlife in your life, just pop along there and post your link.


Wildlife in the Garden: The Last Pelican

In winter, the trees along our lake are home to dozens of pelicans. These ‘snowbirds’ who travel south from as far away as Idaho, Minnesota and Canada, have over the past couple of weeks gradually disappeared, all except for one. Do you think he missed his flight and is now on ‘standby’?


If you have wildlife in the garden photos to share, just visit Jude’s March Challenge.

Wildlife in the Garden: A bit of green for St. Patrick’s Day

I never know what will be ‘on stage’ when I pull up my bathroom blind. It may be a cute Sammy squirrel, a not so cute Ali Baba ‘gator, or a green scaly monster of the ‘Ig’ family. Can you see what I’m referring to?


I don’t think this was Iggy, as I’m pretty sure it’s female, and it’s much bigger than Igua, so let’s call this one Ignatia.


For a female, she’s no Cinderella, as she really does have ‘Ugly Sister’ feet, with five very long toes with sharp claws on the ends. How would you fancy this creeping in through your bathroom window?


I went outside to get a better look. Yes, definitely a visitor on a large ‘scale’. (Pardon the pun.) The Green Iguana is one of the largest lizards in the Americas, averaging about 6.5 feet, including that very long tail.


I’m really thankful that hubby opted for a non-opening window for my bathroom.This is definitely not the ideal bathing buddy.


Hope you enjoyed my bit of green for St. Paddy’s Day. Have a great one.

I’m linking this to my friend Jude’s ‘March – Wildlife in the Garden Challenge’. Pop over there and see her wonderful Peacock photos.

Nancy Merrill Photography also has a challenge to “Get Your Green On” for St Patrick’s Day. If you have photos featuring greens, why not also join in?




Wildlife in the Garden: From my bathroom window

Mr. Ali-Baba visible from my bathroom window, is quite a good subject for Jude’s ‘Wildlife in the Garden’ challenge. My neighbour Larry was rather startled when I told him that he often has an alligator sunbathing on his patch, as he and his wife also like to sun themselves in their backyard, but a bit closer to the house.


Last night in the club bar, I was pleased to hear from one of my old neighbours that Mr. A has so far managed to evade the clutches of the trappers. I was so proud when he told me that the wily Mr. A was clever enough to grab the bait and dash away with it. So it seems that my scaly friend is quite invincible and can beat those trappers at their own game. Three cheers for Mr. A!!


Happy Thursday to you all. 🙂