"I wonder where that woodpecker is," Daddy says every time I visit. "He drops by for a little while every day, but I haven't seen him today at all."
For some reason, that woodpecker never made an appearance when I was there, and it was giving me a complex. Why didn't it like me?
I began to think Mr. Woodpecker was friends with the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny... wink, wink. You know what I mean!
But then finally, last time I was there, my mom called from the back room... "Barbara, come quick! Bring your camera!"
Well, whaddaya know...Yes, Virginia, there is a woodpecker!
And he likes peanuts!
I also grabbed a few cute shots of this precocious squirrel in Mama and Daddy's backyard. How could I resist? It was obviously posing for me!
Tom and I were on a walk near our pond when he spotted this skink. I never did see it through the weeds (remember, Tom cheats by wearing his glasses all the time) so I passed him the camera...
A flash of orange and green stripes slithered past me last week, disappearing into the rock retaining wall in front of our house. Later, this little head peered out at me and Tom. Just a cute little garter snake.
I angled around to the side and crept closer...
...and it said that was close enough, thank you, by disappearing back into its comfy snake-size cave.
Stay tuned for even more wild things... (I'll give you a hint: Turtles!)