Friday, April 24, 2015

CAMERA CRITTERS AND SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

Part of a good walk around our favorite garden is seeing what kind of critter activity there is.  Here are a few that we came across.

A turtle sunning itself on a rock next to the lake.


A goose sitting on her nest.


A Grackle I think???



Many trees were starting to lose their blossoms, but look a little closer at those fallen petals and you find.....



smaller critters going about their daily routine.



I am linking with Camera Critters and Saturday Critters.  Their logos are on my side-bar.  Thank you Misty and Eileen for hosting two very enjoyable memes. 

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a good bunch from larger to small.

jabblog said...

Nice photography, particularly that last one - it's all in the detail:-)

William Kendall said...

Quite a lot of critters about!

Penelope Postcards said...

Nice to see a turtle stick out its neck like that in search of the sun. The two (ants?) with such long gangly legs in the petals make a wonderful picture.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Lots of critters here to all wondering when true spring will arrive with the warm temps lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

Michelle said...

I agree with Teresa. A nice collection!

Ginny said...

Your ant shots are fabulous!!! I love the red on the turtle, and the Grackle, who looks rather menacing. Pretty fallen petals!

Red said...

That's a great walk and thanks for sharing it with us.

Stephanie said...

Fab photos! We have those large ants in the house.

Linda said...

Glorious captures, Denise, and I love the red-eared slider turtle! I used to work at a pet supply store back in the late 80's to mid 90's and there was a LARGE female red-eared slider turtle...she was a mascot in the store. Sadly, she developed a Vitamin A deficiency which is common among turtles, so I had to put Vitamin A drops into her eyes every day. Her eyes were closed during all this time, but she knew me by my voice and touch. One day when I came into the store to work, she greeted me and swam across her aquarium to see me...her eyes were open! I was so happy I was able to help her heal. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely selection of critters and beautiful fallen blossom. Have a lovely weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Denise.. I enjoy seeing the cute turtles out sunning themselves. Love the goose on the nest, pretty shot. And the Grackle looks pretty with it's shiny colors.. Neat capture of the ants and blossoms.. Great critter post..Thank you so much for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These are all great Denise -- I like the tiny critters making the most of the last of the flowers! And turtles are always one of my favorites, always.

Gayle said...

Glad the turtle displayed its head. Beautiful coloring.

Sandra said...

the ants are a super shot. love it. the pink petals made me think of yesterday i saw a house in our neighbor hood that the entire roof was covered in gold petals, they have a giant golden rain tree that cover there house and the rain made them all fall down. i am wondering how they will clean them off. love the bird shots

Sandy Kessler said...

glorious petals

SeagullSuzie said...

A lovely collection Denise-great pic of the ants!

Karen S. said...

You sure had a delightful walk about nature and what a collection of critters you found along the way.

bailey-road.com said...

What wonderful shots these are!

Marie C said...

Very nice critter post! Love those pretty pink petals on the ground...you can see some fallen palo verde petals in my first lizard shot too.

Adam said...

nice pictures of the animals

Rose said...

I love the look when the petals have just fallen on the ground forming a blanket. Just so pretty!

Valerie said...

Extraordinary colouring in that turtle! The macro of the ants is brilliant Denise.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots, I wonder if that ant is dragging a comrade back to the ant emergency room?
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Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the goose sitting on the nest. The turtle is cute too. Have a great day, Denise!

edenhills said...

Lovely critter shots. I love the smell of those magnolia petals.

Joyful said...

Very beautiful series.