With the missing Oak Tree and lack of shade on our patio, we erected a Canopy. We used this canopy in our German Gartenplatz while living in Germany. It has been in our storage shed for the past 9 years. Finally, we have a use for it. I am not too happy with the blue color as I would prefer green. I believe it would blend in with nature better then the bright blue. What do you think?
It did not take the squirrels long to check it out. I hope they do not rip a hole in the canvas with their sharp claws. Grrrrrrr, go to a tree you stinker!
I spotted our first Snake of the year last week. A Rat Snake so I did nothing more then snap a few pictures of this creature. Notice the raindrops on its head.
This Snake was keeping an eye on me as I in return. Even though not a poisonous snake, it has teeth and will bite for defense. Ouch, stay clear...
Here is a video of the snake roaming in the Butterfly Bush Island.This snake is welcome in my garden as it eats rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels. I am not happy that it will also eat eggs and baby birds, sigh. The Rat Snake is also known as the "Chicken Snake" because it eats chicken eggs and chicks. I do not like the idea of this creature being under my house! Snake skin found in the crawl space during bathroom renovations. Yikes, I hope it is not under there now. A Deer and Rabbit eating corn together in my gardens.
Such harmony between the two as if long time friends. Stay away from my flowers you cute little cottontail!Renovations continue in our house. Plumbing and Electric to be tended to then we can start the building process! Exciting but scary taking this on our self.
Sheba has enjoyed all the boxes we keep bringing home during this renovation process! In this video, she is chasing her tail while in her latest box. She is a mess and keeps me laughing every day with funny antics.
Lastly, Video of a little tree frog going to bed for the day. We have half screens on our windows and I keep them raised on windows we do not open for a clearer view outside. The frogs take advantage of the windows and sleep during the day behind the tracks.
Flowers blooming, House Renovations and WILD KINGDOM, In the Garden...
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