In the Garden – Good morning reptiles!

I went out to check the bird feeder early this morning and was rewarded by a visit from a couple of my garden residents.

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This river cooter is a regular because I’m lucky to have a nice natural bog and pond in the woods behind my house and although it’s a turtle “Disneyland” back there they do enjoy getting out and about and catching some sun. This gal is about football sized as a point of reference.

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One of the hundreds, yes hundreds of lizards in my yard. This one normally hangs out on the fence but almost always catches the first rays of sun on these rocks.

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The dogwood is finally getting its leaves – it’s always a late “bloomer” but this year it was particularly slow. This one was started from a tiny tiny seedling sent to me by the Arbor Day Foundation – it’s taken about 8 years just to get to be about 5 feet tall and has yet to bloom.

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Portulaca – aka “moss rose”

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Have a beautiful day y’all! – Chris

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Turtle Power!

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Along the banks of our backyard pond. There’s actually two turtles here. Known locally as Florida cooter or river cooter. These two are about football sized (American football).

Canon A-1 with Canon FD 500mm f8 Reflex Mirror lens on Fujicolor Superia.

Chris

Backyard Habitat

A few images from this past autumn, winter and this early Florida spring.

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Frosty Mist

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Endless Patterns

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Bald Cypress

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Florida’s Redwoods

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Competing Greens

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River Birch Bark

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Rusted Bark

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Peaceful Place

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Whoops! Not quite in our backyard habitat.

Cameras: Sony Cyber-shot W170, Samsung Galaxy S4, Canon F-1

Peaceful day to all…

Chris