The past few years we have been seeing the grey tree frogs.
I have made a post or two about them but normally they are on a surface where they are all grey with darker lines. This one was on a lighter surface so I grabbed the macro lens and I was able to get a few shots before he hopped away.
He is showing off his grey as well as some green these tree frogs can change colors like the lizards.
They are quite amazing looking but have a very different body shape from the regular tree frogs that are all green.
Nature inspires me to stop, look and listen to the beauty all around then grab a camera to get the shot.
The puppies are now 6 weeks old these pictures were taken at 5 week. They all have great personalities.
I make up pet names for all of them the first one is Curly Girl, the second Lucy, the third Stumpy, the fourth Chip. Stumpy is very short to the ground its just funny to see him run.
Lucy and Stumpy are both sold. She is keeping curly girl and Chip is being DNA tested to see what color pups he would throw he is the only male of the bunch. You can get a dogs DNA tested for $150.00.
The puppies mom Little Lady went home with our daughter and kids a few days ago we had started weening prior to this and they were only with mom at nighttime. I am feeding them food 3 x a day and they are drinking water really good. They love the grass and trying to run in it. They like to bite and chew on each other just to hear each other cry. The wrestle, play and love to be petted on. Curly girl rolls over for a tummy rub.
Taking care of this batch of pups has been fun but I would not want to do it all the time it is a lot of work cleaning up after puppies and keeping their area sterilized.
Zoee has taken on the job of the surrogate mom babysitting them on the back porch while they are in their handmade play pen area.
These pups are using the puppy pads in both locations as well as potting in the grass when outdoors.
These pups have been a good change of pace from the everyday routine of staying home and out of the general public.
The first one was in a feeder checking out the second dove in the water. The one in the terra cotta saucer was using it as a chill out station. I had placed a few smaller containers of water for the birds on that side of the yard. The saucers work out well and are easy to clean.
Doves are beautiful birds their movement is so graceful and they seem so carefree.
Capture nature with your camera and enjoy all that wildlife has to offer.
They are somewhat of a hybrid plant they combined the growth and pattern of the Manfreda with the refinement of the Agave.
I found these two plants I have on clearance at Lowes. Regular price for a 2 quart container was $15.00 but I only paid $5.00 each.
My favorite way to get new plants is on sale but especially on clearance.
The Terra Cotta pots I bought about 20 of them around 15 years ago from Garden Ridge Pottery I really miss that store.
We have added a rock garden area to our side deck and everything over there is sedum, succulents or cactus type plants. We put in almost 2 yards of pea gravel.
We still have not figured out if we are power washing and staining again or painting this deck area lots of boards have been replaced already. We will wait until the temperatures are cooler to actually do this. This deck area is two levels the upper level is 10′ x 30′ feet the lower is 12′ x 20′ this will take several days to get this job done.
Rock gardens areas with water are really pretty so I am thinking about a large tall fountain type pot the ones I really like are glazed and around $500.00 but this would look good in the center of the area. I have never spent that much money on a pot but for a fountain I think it might just be worth it.
I can always come up with new projects for the house or the yard and I love working in both areas.