Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Awesome things

A foggy morning

We used to call these elephant ears when I was growing up, made Little Companion stand here to get a little perspective as to the size of these leaves...

Yep, some good size leaves for sure!

This is the view from our back door.

This sign is about 25 feet from our back door.


Now, lest you think mayhaps they are just kidding...

They are not. That little black spot there in the middle is Mr. Gator himself. We do not let pocket poochie out there. I call him gator bait.

What, these birds don't hang out at your house and tap on the back door? Hummmm. They are very cool but you have to watch your trash, they can easily wrestle down all the cans on the street before the truck arrives.

I like to say we are living in Jurassic Park. I do say it with awe though. What wondrous things!


ceekay said...

A Gator...hmmmm, not for this girl! We visiting my cousin once in FL and she told my kids who were little at the time...stay away from the pond there are gators...we laughed...ha, ha...she said, no, really, there are gators and they will take the kids. They didn't go out of the house!

BECKY said...

Hi Valerie! Great pics! Love your backyard view, even if it does include a gator! My hubby hunts them!! I did a post called gatorscape last fall. Maybe I should rerun it!! :o)

Hope all is well with you and that you have a lovely weekend! Thanks for your friendly visits, sweetie!!

Liz said...

You are blessed with an awesome view. I would spend so much time just watching the wild life! very nice pics.


P.S. pocket pooch..he he he he that's cute!

Vicki said...

Hi, Valerie,
Some awesome pictures! I have never seen elephant ears that large. The gators are kind of scary. I guess if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. We have the same trouble with raccoons that you have with the birds. I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. Blessings to you! Vicki

the voice of melody said...

Oh my, be careful of those gators! And that huge bird, I'm not sure what it's called but it's beautiful... in a scary kind of way! I've had one similar knock on my backdoor several years back when we lived in a different town and it was a French door so I could see right through it. It was amazing to see that gigantic bird knocking at the door and it really freaked me out! I thought he was going to break the door down! Can you imagine calling the police to report somone is trying to break in your door and when they ask for his description, all you can say is "he's almost 4 feet tall with very skinny legs, lots of feathers and a mean-looking beak!". ;)

Great pictures once again Valerie, and I also enjoyed your teatime post below.

Sweet blessings!