Spectacular Spiders

A Halloween harbinger 

Spinning a web in darkness

Silken strands 

Caught in my hair

orb spider web

Orb spider

Orb spider in black and white

Spider in barn

Spider

Spider web with dew

Spiders in a garage Austin Texas

___Happy Halloween     Happy Halloween       Happy Halloween       Happy Halloween ___ 

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Other Side of the Stream

A ribbon of water only inches deep separates a quaffed garden from Gaia’s wild unkempt landscape.  Hidden amongst logs, within towering trees and in secluded glens her children live out their lives often unseen by human eyes.  But today the veil was lifted and for a moment in time I was invited in… Whitetail deer

Whitetail deer

Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel

Red fox

Red fox

Red fox

Red fox

 

 

 

 

 

Long Time Gone

The last time I shared the life of the gardens nighttime temperatures were below freezing and there was snow on the ground.

Now windows are opened both day and night while the cacophony of bird songs overwhelm one’s sense of hearing.

Babies are born, flowers grow and vegetables harvested.

The gardens are another year older as are its inhabitants …

Parrot Tulip 2017
Parrot Tulip
Bearded Iris
Bearded Iris
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Robin family
Robin family
Baltimore butterfly
Baltimore butterfly
Juvenile Grey Squirrel
Juvenile Grey Squirrel
Eastern Cottontail rasbbit
Eastern Cottontail rabbit

 

 

Looking Into Their Eyes – A Place to Live and Grow Naturally

When we strive to provide an environment which welcomes wild creatures

Green Frog
Green Frog

We are creating not only habitats where humans and wildlife coexist

Northern Mocking Bird
Northern Mocking Bird

We are creating opportunities to look into their eyes and see

Green Frog
Green Frog
Nursery Web spider with her egg case
Nursery Web spider with her egg case

They are more than feathers

Juvenile flycatcher getting ready to fledge
Juvenile flycatchers

Scales

Eastern Garter Snake
Eastern Garter Snake

Or fur

Eastern American Grey Squirrel
Eastern American Grey Squirrel

Working in a garden that is also designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Green Bottle Fly on Daisy mum
Green Bottle fly on Daisy mum

Allows an individual the time to commune with the natural world.

Tussock moth
Tussock moth
Ribbon snake
Ribbon snake

Beauty abounds

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Tiger Lily

And life is everywhere

Mining Bee
Mining Bee

 

 Joy is contagious!

Silver-Spotted Skipper butterfly  on parsley
Silver-Spotted Skipper butterfly on Flat-leaf parsley

 

CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT #139,583

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis on Coleus plant

 

Green frog 2014
Green Frog