Monday, May 5, 2008

More friends and neighbors

Just wanted you to meet some more of our friends.  This is Mr. Cardinal, who sings me a lovely song every morning.  (Don't tell anyone, but I chirp back to him.)
Here is one of our many Anoles -- darting around the palm fronds trying to keep himself hidden from birds and other predators.
And this is Miss Hummer.  Isn't she delicate?  Tonight she and two of her friends came and had dinner with us.  My husband put this feeder just outside our breakfast room window so we can sit quietly and enjoy them.

Tonight we also had 3 yearling does come to eat grass on the septic tank for dinner, but I didn't get any shots of them.  All these photos were courtesy of my husband and his fabulous new camera lens.  I'm so grateful he helped me out by getting some pictures, as I'm still sick with a sinus infection and have no will to do much of anything.  There sure wouldn't be any post without his help tonight.

I am assuming that these are also the does who ate the flowers off of my new phlox planted at the end of the driveway.  Kallie and I went to the mailbox and discovered a cluster of flowers lying in the grass and then found that the phlox had been eaten down to the nubs.  I wasn't sure when I bought them if they would be safe, so I guess I now have my answer!

10 comments:

Gail said...

The hummer is gorgeous! Sorry you are feeling bad,

Gail

Bonnie said...

Hope you feel better. Great pictures of your garden friends.

Diana said...

Gail - thanks. My husband's been inspired by all the beautiful wildlife photos I keep forcing him to look at while we're watching tv and I thrust the laptop in front of his face and say, "look a this one!"

Thanks, Bonnie. Your deer friends are over here visiting!

Carol said...

Beautiful pictures. And that was nice of Bonnie to send her deer over for you to enjoy. You Austin gardeners are always sharing with one another... plants, garden pests...

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you Husband for the pictures. I sure hope you get to feeling better soon Diana. It is such a bummer to be sick, especially this time of year.

Love the anole picture. I wish we had such things in our garden. It is not to be here. We do have some handsome Cardinals here and hummers.

Cindy said...

Diana, you're not alone in communing with the cardinal. I talk to all the critters in my garden. Your DH is a sweetie to help you blog. Hope you're on the mend!

Diana said...

Carol - Yes, that's the kind of sharing I could do without, though! Your hoes sure were nice. I didn't participate as I only have 1 lowly hoe, but I did read yours and many others. What a creative idea - thanks for keeping us on our toes with new ideas.

Lisa - The anoles are pretty cool. And I have to get better - I have a big box of daylilies that came last Friday and they have to get in the ground. I think I will just have to suck it up and get out there today.

Cindy - Glad to know you talk to your critters, too. If you do it, then I'm not crazy, right?!

Shellmo said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who speaks to the cardinals. :-)
I enjoyed the photos!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi! I just came across your blog and was so pleased that I did. I'm new to Texas (this will be my first summer), and am just starting my garden in the San Antonio area. I have the some of the same visitors come to my yard but I don't have such great pictures as you! I love your blog! (though I'm sorry to hear your sick - Hope you get better very soon)
Patricia :o)

Diana said...

Shellmo - yeah, and it isn't just the birds, it's the bunnies and the lizards, too! Glad to know I'm in good company.

Vintage - Welcome to Texas~ San Antonio is lovely and I hope you enjoy it. Summers are HOT, but the wonderfully long growing season more than makes up for it. I will go check out your blog tomorrow - eager to see it and I hope you will be a frequent visitor.