From Spring to Summer...little visits in our garden.

 A little box turtle stopped by sporting a hot pink bougainvillea.

A little box turtle stopped by sporting a hot pink bougainvillea.

Spring has sprung and as it often goes here in "mostly always sunny south Florida" it's instantly summertime at our little yellow house. There's a lot of activity going on. We have nesting birds, turtle visitations, Anole rescue, baby doves who have flown the coop too soon, and many yearly fix-up endeavors happening.

This little girl showed up and I named her "Little Wing" after my favorite Jimi Hendrix song. She had flown the coop a bit too soon.  Mr. Wonderful gave her a little tiny dish of her very own for water and she drank from it immediately. It's been rather hot here already. It was a record setter last week at 93 degrees. I guess "Little Wing" had good reason to be so thirsty. 

 The Great crested flycatcher

The Great crested flycatcher

 

There is a pair of Great crested flycatchers nesting in our "new-to-us" birdie condo that a friend gave to us last fall. I am enjoying watching them and learning their calls and habits. The Cardinals are also nesting out back, and we're still following (with binoculars and the zoom lens of the Cannon) the giant Hawks nest across the street. It's a treat watching them.

 Green Anole

Green Anole

Last night my prince charming, also known as Mr.Wonderful, rescued this green Anole. I had accidentally transferred him to the screen porch from the little shed, in my many trips back and forth. The shed is getting it's bi-annual scrub-down, before the Garden Party. Mr.W. and I LOVE our little green Anoles. They are the creatures of our childhood years. Unfortunately, thanks to the introduction of the brown cuban lizards, who kill them off, the green anole's are just about extinct in these parts. We rescue them whenever we can! 

Part of the shed clean up is washing all of the Orchid pots. I know I should probably do it as I throw them in there, so much for good intentions! Instead, I fill the little wagon with soapy water and do the dishes (so to speak) outdoors! Meanwhile, the little wagon is now clean and ready to be the "drink wagon" at the annual Garden Party.

 

I hope that Spring has sprung for you, wherever you are. I know it was such a hard winter for so many. Soon your garden will be filled with the beauty of blooms and nesting birds. Life is so full of beauty, it surround us, embraces us, soothes us. What a gift! Wishing you joy and beauty this magnificent day.