With Summer in full swing, we are getting a taste of the local culture our new house has to offer.
There are lots of deer around here. I see fresh hoof prints in the yard every day. With babies, it’s easier to go around the fence.
Hey mister, I’m a fawn greyhound. Want to adopt me? Not really, you’re the reason I come in with a tick on me every time I do yard work.
We have colorful mini Komodo dragons. The blue-tailed skink’s tail will break off and wiggle, distracting a predator, while it makes a hasty escape. Must be great to be able to regenerate body parts.
He hangs out at the garage door under the light we leave on for the kids to potty at night. Moths literally drop into his mouth.
Sometimes he is joined by the other Mr. Toad. They remind me of the BBC cooking show's 'Two Fat Ladies'.
Our favorite visitors are the hummingbirds. We have two pair. They are always dive-bombing each other.