Sunday, October 20, 2013

This Week in Our Yard, and More Critters

 Here's what's been going on in my yard.

Friday, we came home from running errands...

...and were surprised to see a box turtle by the pot of mums, on the front walk.

Lots of petals were on the bricks, which weren't there when we left home. 
Hmmm...do box turtles eat mums?

Our yard is a seasonal mix. Nandina berries have started turning red...

...and the Forsythia, purple and chartreuse. 

Sasanqua camellia, Maiden's Blush was busy with bees.

Knock Out roses with morning dew~

Chubby rose hips with the Knock Out blooms~

A peek through the trees at our neighbor's shed~ 

Spider webs on the cypress shrub~

And two huge things lurking in the trees behind the house~ 

Buzzards...looking for Halloween treats.  Whooooo...spooky! 

What's happening in your yard? 
xo Babs


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16 comments:

Sarah said...

Lots of tidying up is happening in our garden this weekend with new annuals refreshing the pots.
It's glorious here this weekend. Perfect weather for being in the garden.
Cute shot of the turtle. The buzzards do offer a spooky touch. '-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your yard, Babs...so pretty! And all the critters! Buzzards...yikes! Hope you had a good weekend!...hugs...Debbie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a sweet little turtle Babs! Your yard looks so pretty...our yard is full of falling leaves but I love it!

Stacey said...

Your pictures are wonderful! We saw a bunch of buzzards today. We had a discussion about the sound they make so my husband Googled it. :) Apparently they don't make much sound.

Don't you love to find a turtle? I have several pictures of my boys over the years holding turtles they found.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your flowers are still so pretty. That little box turtle is so cute and almost looks ornamental.

Debra Oliver said...

oh those buzzards give me the creeps. We live on the edge of town close to a lot of woods and they have a nesting area that's about half a mile away and they just "circle" all day, really creepy! love your little turtle, though!

Poppy said...

Hi Babs,

Your garden is dewy and delightful with a pretty array of fall's seasonal lovelies. I love the Nandina berries and of course, the roses and you're lucky to have those lurking trees behind you!

Poppy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that you still have lots of flowers and beautiful shrubs blooming....and what a cute surprise to see the box turtle..so different from the creepy buzzard !!!
Have a great week!

Sylvia said...

Limbing up trees and cleaning up my yard also, getting ready for cold weather. Enjoyed your post.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

The box turtle is so cute! I'm sure he was feasting on your mums :-). Big wow on the buzzards!

Ann Huffman said...

Wow, that is a lot of wildlife! Lovely yard! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such pretty plants, and the wildlife is amazing. The sweet little box turtle and the creepy buzzards, what a movie that would be!
Hugs,
Patti

Ricki Treleaven said...

Yay for turtles! So cute....but the buzzard? Yikes! We have tons of squirrels and chipmunks and rabbits. We also have cardinals (two couples) and a Cooper's hawk.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love turtles, I stop when I see them in the road! We have moles in our yard and they've made a mess!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Savannah Granny said...

Well, my yard is certainly not as exciting as yours. Love the little turtle. We have a bunny who has eaten all the lily leaves and everything else as high as he can reach.
Stay tuned...my recipe for rabbit stew may be coming soon. NOT! I don't think I could eat a rabbit, but Bob has my permission to take it out with his pellet gun.
Your plants and especially the nandina is soooo pretty.
xoGinger

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Babs what a fabulous green thumb you have! It is amazing that a box turtle and a buzzard flocking to your yard. They know a good place when they see it. :)