Larry and I have our grandson on Saturdays. While he was taking his nap today, Heidi and I went out to see if there were any critters to take photos of, and to snap a bunch of photos for other posts, and to document things for future reference. It was in the upper 40s when we were out. That's still cooler than normal, but warmer than it has been lately. We were glad to be outside.
Heidi went to one of her favorite spots to see what she can see.
The first critter like thing I saw was hanging from the top of the trellis, where clematis, passion vine, and morning glory, which died when it got below freezing, shared the space. I planted the passion vine for the butterflies, but it didn't bloom or get chewed on by caterpillars. I thought I saw a small worm or something inside this. It kind of looked like the images of bagworms I looked up, but I thought they were on trees. Do you know what this is? I also thought it may be something in a spider web, even though it is only attached to a single thread.
I think Heidi wishes she were allowed to go across the street to chase the squirrels, which seem to have tired of teasing her, and prefer to hang out in the neighbor's yard.
I saw 3 or 4 squirrels, and this one was not happy to have my attention.
I followed him to the back area where I garden, and it went up the tree to stare me into leaving him or her alone.
I saw this dove on the garage.
I got closer, and the dove flew away, and 2 or 3 more flew up from the ground, and this is the photo I took, missing them. I also saw a blue jay that flew away before I could snap a picture.
We were disappointed we didn't see any bees, butterflies, or other insects on the blooms we usually see them on. A year ago, I still had a good number of butterflies.
(Larry just caught a bumblebee with a towel that was flying near the kitchen light, and tried to put it outside, then it came back in and was flying around the lamp that's next to me, and I just kept typing while he was trying to recapture it. In the past, I would have jumped up and gotten away. I guess taking so many photos of them, and not experiencing aggression has made me unafraid. I was wondering if I should be getting up, though. It looks like the bees are still around. LOL)
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