On my basket plant was Sylvia she watched me as I watched her. She changed leaves a few times but used them like umbrellas from the sun. Even lizards worry about the sun’s rays and their skin.
We seem to have a good population of green anole lizards and I do love photographing them.
After I noticed her still there about one hour later I decided she needed a macro photo session.
A lizard’s skin is so neat to look at under magnification and I love the turquoise around the eye. She was small but had a few battle scars. I feel like since the throat never swelled up she was a girl.
The curiosity of the photographer is always matched by nature.
It was prime eating time and time to throw some seeds around.
These birds make a mess but most of the time by the afternoon the other birds have cleaned up the mess.
This is a juvenile blue jay because he is nowhere near as big as the larger male birds. This is also a juvenile cardinal.
I feed early in the morning in 4 different feeders and there sometimes is a traffic jam. I can look out the french doors and see 3 blue jays, 5 redbirds, a few woodpeckers, dove, sparrows, and chickadees all eating breakfast together.
By nighttime, all the seeds are pretty much gone.
The birds give me the opportunity to photograph them while they enjoy a feast. If I am lucky I get to catch them in the bird baths later.
The sounds of nature and the beauty of the birds are all around us. Listen carefully and you will learn which bird makes what sound.
I love crafting and it had been a while since I have made anything.
I saw on Pinterest how to make tile planter boxes and I knew this was the project for me.
A quick trip to Lowes only to find out there were no 6-inch tiles and they did not have many pattern tiles that were 12-inch. I bought what they had to make 4 planters. Each planter takes 5 pieces and if you do it the exact size there are no cuts to make.
I have issues using the caulking gun so I got Jack to do that part for me.
I did find later on the internet they make squeeze tubes of construction adhesive and I can do that when I run out of what I have.
You do need to wipe off the construction adhesive on the edges then after 24 hours of drying time you can paint the edges to match your planter. Some of mine turned out neater than others but now I know next time to wipe off early.
I have about $5.00 in each planter so this is a very cost-effective project. One day this week I will get to Floor and Decor for a bigger variety and cheaper options so I can make more. I want some bright-colored tiles with the Morrocan flare.
When it comes to the bottom tile you will find there will be a few gaps you can seal some of it off in the inside of the box with the adhesive but leave some for drainage then you do not have to drill holes. My planters were for outdoors and I planted some of my overabundance of Aloe Vera.
I loved this project and can not wait to make more. I want some tiny succulent planters and some large rectangle planters. You could even make some tall skinny planters with the rectangle tiles.