Apparently box turtles don’t like blackberries, even when Gretchen offers them.
And Yellow Dog doesn’t notice turtles.
Gretchen offers blackberry to turtle
Gretchen finished weeding the tomatoes.
Well, those tomatoes.
She already weeded the other ones.
And I found those cucumbers in the okra.
Gretchen in the garden.
Tomatoes and cucumbers
How she handles weeds. Continue reading
What are these mystery berries that grow on the beaver dam and on islands in the pond?
We think they’re probably some species of Smilax. Continue reading
Yellow Dog and Brown Dog cooling off in a beaver pond.
Dogs in water
Gretchen is represented by her camera there on the right.
The porch wrens built their nest so dark inside I never even saw their eggs,
but now the chicks are hatched, four or five of them.
Flash: four or five chicks
Had to use my phone’s flash to see them.
One barely visible
Gretchen actually discovered them.
The least menacing snake you will see today.
Not moving very fast
At the entrance to the Cypress Swamp.
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog didn’t even notice.
She transplanted that tree when it wasn’t knee-high.
Gretchen, her Sycamore
Don’t tell her other trees she likes this one better. Continue reading
On the woods path to the garden.
A small box turtle.
Brown Dog and
Yellow Dog sniffed the turtle and moved on.
Gretchen was already at the garden.
appears to be a
This Thryothorus ludovicianus
didn’t seem to mind that I was three feet from it. Continue reading