Nature’s Entertainment


Living in suburbia with protected

wetlands nearby provides a myriad

of entertainment. Over the years we

have had strange, unexpected encounters.


The big fat frog in the flowerpot

or little bunnies scampering hither and fro,

eating us out of our vegetable garden.

Dancing deer eyeing the two apples


hanging on the trees and in an instant

gone. Not as easily seen as smelled are

the skunks. The talk of the neighborhood

was the rabid red fox in daytime.

Our front step provides shelter and

housing for the chipmunks. As he worked in the yard,

my husband mentioned a garter snake.

I don’t miss its slithering.


having grown up in Massachusetts with

them and larger ones in Colorado. Most recently,

our bird population has multiplied.

Nothing quite as lovely as birdsong.


If only I could speak theirΒ  language!

Birds are housed now in new abodes

which they seem to discover rather quickly.

Nature never disappoints. So much joy!





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10 Responses to Nature’s Entertainment

  1. Nature never disappoints! πŸ™‚ Lovely post and photos, Mary Ann. xo

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    • True words about nature never disappoints. Even in foul weather, there is much to observe and experience. The ocean ones are courtesy of our daughter who lives in Southampton, LI. Lucky her! πŸ™‚


  2. Amen and amen!!! It sure does my friend. Love, N πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. Annika Perry says:

    I often wonder what those birds are calling to each other…sounds so lyrical and peaceful! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ This is a lovely reflective post on nature’s visits to your area, Mary Ann – I had to smile at the frog in the flowerpot and have at times been surprised at one hidden in bushes as I am weeding. A recent study of suburbia gardens along one street has discovered that 683 species of animals come into local gardens and of those 13 were mammals – albeit most of these were bats! Hope you’re having a good week. Are you still in hot Arizona? It’s cooling slightly here, thank goodness! Warmest wishes ❀️


    • Thank you for the kind remarks. Suburbia seems to have a wide variety in your part of the UK. Nature is intriguing to say the very least. I don’t leave for hot Arizona for two weeks but have much to do beforehand. The packing is always stressful. I am trying to go light this trip. Not always successful with that either. We have also cooled off slightly which I enjoy. The vegetables are ready for harvesting and cooking. Have a wonderful week ahead. ^__^

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  4. What a camera you have. Lovely pictures.

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    • Why thank you, Jacqui. I use my mini iPad for most photos and prefer to get in tight to my subjects. The ocean scenes are from our daughter who uses her iPhone. Today’s technology provides decent quality. My niece in Costa Rica has a fancy camera and is a great artist. Her site is Today you can see magnificent sunrise shot. Your kind comment is much appreciated. ^__^


  5. Wonderful to know you have so much nature around you and plentiful birds!

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