We are happy to report that the weather has cooled a bit, and that we even had a bit of rain today. We shall be dreaming of screened-in porches and vine-covered pergolas for the next few months!
The other day we were delighted to discover a family of "wee wittle" toads that had "hatched out" in our yard. We made them a little pond out of an old casserole pan, to cool off on a hot day (when they're not hiding under the house).
We were even MORE delighted yesterday to discover our very first Three-toed Box Turtle, in the neighbor's yard~
We planned on keeping the turtle in a box overnight and releasing him in a wilderness preserve, but he was so unhappy being captive we released him in the woods behind our house, instead. We hope he knows enough to stay out of the busy road nearby!
When Mr. Graham went to start the lawn mower the other day, out popped a humongous Fishing Spider, which was not sure what to make of things! We popped him in a bottle and released him faaaaaaar away in the woods behind the house, too (how wonderful to have woods behind the house!).
~These little Blacktailed red sheetweaver spiders are much less spooky-looking, for sure!
Tomorrow is Miss Audrey's birthday, so we'd better be off to put the house to rights before the party! May you have a most wonderful day.