Teddy is a rescue dog, meaning she was an “escapee” from a shelter. We adopted her more than three years ago and she has now rescued me with her simple joy of thanks for a new life. Here she contemplates a new day at the top of the steps.
Two years ago I planted a succulent of some sorts–short, green and cactus like– in the front yard. Not much has happened to it until recently. Check out this shoot. Hopefully this isn’t a one-time bloom that occurs before the plant dies.
Yesterday I inspected a patch of Kenilworth Ivy in our front yard to see how it is surviving attacks by rabbits and gophers. To my surprise one of our honey bees was hard at work in the ivy which appears to be doing well despite the presence of gopher holes.
This starfish was temporarily stranded at low tide,baring itself as well as the multi-colored rocks around it.
The butterfly iris attracts pollinators and photographers. This one is in my front yard.
I have plenty of honey bees, but few butterflies in the backyard. This cabbage white was the only butterfly spotted yesterday. Climate change? Or, maybe I wasn’t in the backyard much; i.e. , frame of reference. Seriously, I haven’t been seeing butterflies in places where they were last year at this time.
This morning a quail was keeping watch from my neighbor’s mail box for a good reason–its family is camping in our front yard.