I love when you see the small things…. On our visit to the gardens we saw a lot of small visitors. I guess I should call them residents, but you never know if they are just passing through. These little critters are so cute and I am glad I got to see them. Each provides a special blessing and were created by God.
Had one of these dragonflies in the yard the other day 🙂
Have you had any critters visit you lately?
What great photos, I just love that dragonfly, very nice. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I find a dragonfly a very interesting creature and this one was especially pretty 🙂
I get visitors that sometimes feel more like pests but I would hate for them to go – kind of a love/hate thing. Surely you feel the same about that little rabbit. He is as cute as can be but how disappointed are you when you go out to your garden and find your lettuce eaten to the ground?
I live in Australia and I have visiting (resident is more accurate) possums and bandicoots (a small marsupial that digs holes hunting grubs and worms) and both love my garden greens. Last year one of them nibbled off every single brussels sprout from my plants. This year I’m surrounding my veggies with chicken wire in the hope that will help.
I also get parrots visiting. Last year a cockatoo actually picked and flew away with an entire sunflower head!
I love providing protection and food for native animals even if it means a bit less on my plate. And I figure that if I have critters eating my crops, it must mean I’m doing something right. No poisons is better for me, for the soil and for nature.
I agree with all you said 🙂 Some visitors are sometimes frustrating when they eat your garden, but its a trade off as it is nice to make sure they can stick around in their natural habitat. Good points 🙂
I was harvesting potatoes last evening, and when I latched onto what I thought was a potato, a toad jumped out of my hand! I almost fainted…glad to have him there, though. 🙂
LOL… that sounds like something I would do. We had a big old toad in our front garden the other day and I thought for sure the dogs would get it, but they ddn’t even seem to notice. I would have and had a fright had my hubby not ponted him out. 🙂
Cute rabbit! They like to visit my garden, but I put a fence up because one year they ate all my peas. We have lots of birds, rabbits, squirrels, and even raccoons that visit our bird feeders. I now bring the feeders in at night because the raccoons were climbing up the tree to the feeder and breaking the branches. But I still think raccoons are cute!
By the way, thanks for visiting my blog. It looks like we have a lot in common. 🙂
Luckily this little guy was not in my garden. Usually the critters stay out of our fenced part of the property due ot the dog smells. It does seem we have a lot in common. I look forward to your future posts 🙂
Wonderful shots. Little bunnies just have the sweetest faces and you captured that one well. Love the dragonfly and yes, I can see that little toad. Hugs
Bunnies do have the sweetest faces and this one stayed so still I got many good shots of him. I am glad you could see them little toad 🙂
The funniest encounter we’ve had recently was with a toad. It came through the garden gate, past the terrace we were sitting on, in through the open door to the courtyard and all the way to the herb pots at the other side. It ignored the danger of the dogs and cats (we had to hold them back) and settled in for the night. It didn’t hop, just walked very purposefully all the way!
That is a funny encounter… how interesting 🙂 We had another big tod the other day in our front garden the dogs just looked right over and didn’t mess with. Seems they were too interested in something else. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love this post. In the past day I have had two foxes, a deer and a tiger swallowtail butterfly visit me. I enjoyed them all.
We love our deer as they stay out of our garden 😉 We too have resident foxes (we keep them away due to the chickens as much as we can) and butterflies. I love the tiger swallowtail they are so pretty. Sounds like you have some great visitors 🙂
Our little “city farm” has all kinds of critters, in part because of the bird feeders.
There are also all of the dramas the enact, like the dove that kept chasing off cardinals and sparrows from the ground under the feeder yesterday. (A lot of grain falls when the birds peck away, so we wind up with two layers of diners.)
Two years ago, our gardens faced the threat of a woodchuck that had taken up residence in a burrow under a neighbors’ shed. And next thing we knew, a mamma ‘possum had chased ’em out and taken over.
We even have skunks, which are fine most of the time — they grub out a lot of pests and go their own way, if you let them. As nocturnal activists, they’re seldom seen, except in glimpses.
And if you garden, you’ll learn a lot about insects, good and bad, and the composter’s heroes, the red wiggler worms.
All God’s critters, indeed (as a fellow Dover resident once set to music).
We get that same drama around our bird feeders so I know what you mean. The woodchuck story is funny, I am glad it didn’t get too much of your garden. I knwo what you mean about the skunks as we have often in the morning smelled they have been there, but don’t see them. I am learning more and more about the insects that come to the vegtable and flower gardens and how sometimes there is nothing to do to get rid of them (we don’t use chemicals), you just have to do what you can. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I also adore little visitors, the dragonflies have just recently arrived in our garden but my camera is never to hand when I spot them. You’re photos are fabulous 🙂
I know I have the same issue. I see things I want to take pictures of and never have the camera. 🙂