Saturday, June 18, 2016

Say Hello to My Little Friend(s)

A few small visitors to the Run*A*Round front porch...
First, the tree frog was back inside the watering can this spring.
 And I caught him sitting on it one day.

A Texas Little Brown Skink made a stop at the dogs' water bowl and allowed me to take some photos.
 
A small turtle arrived at the front door one morning. Baron was also on the front porch, but the turtle didn't show any signs of doggie teeth marks, so I think it arrived on its own accord.
 
   He was returned safely pondside.
The tiniest of toads came by the front door to say hello, also. It was the wee-est one I'd ever seen. Precious thing.

 
And a few snails climbed the side of the house.
 One even climbed all the way up the S-hook to reach the hummingbird feeder.

If these non-furry critters aren't cute enough for some of you, here's one sweet, little, fresh-tail squirrel.
Linking to Saturday's Critters

122 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

They're all adorable, but the tiny, tiny frog is amazing.

Daffycat said...

Oh, that tree frog just cracks me up! I am excited to learn he is back again this year.

Brian King said...

LOL! I remember the watering can visitor from last year! That makes me laugh! You have quite a few cute little critters. I had no idea snails liked hummingbird nectar!

Debbie said...

ooooh my goodness t, you sure are entertaining a lot of critters!!! funny how these critters are "creatures of habit" i too remember the frog and the watering can!! great close-up captures!!!

Debbie said...

and nice to see a post today!!!

handmade by amalia said...

A cool tree frog or one wet prince.
Amalia
xo

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Cute little critters, very nice post!

Linda said...

Wow, you've been invaded by the tiniest little critters!

LannieK said...

So good when your blog title pops up in my in-box! Thanks for sharing your critters ~ that little guys is just the cutest toad... that is if a toad can be cute :-)

CountryMum said...

Oh my... that little toad is just so tiny. Great photographing him... and all your little visitors.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa - all those amazing little creatures of life - such a delight to see .. love the toads and the frog - they don't forget do they ... happy critters - cheers Hilary

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Wow, 'Hello' to your varieties of critters♪ Proves rich nature you have, Love the darker color ( than the one I can find) turtle☆☆☆ 

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I wonder if that tiny toad will ever grow big enough to hang out on the watering can?

bill burke said...

Pretty impressive tiny crew you have there. The little frog is cute, I didn't know they could be so small.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

So tiny ! Good pictures indeed

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Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little visitors! The tiny toad is adorable.

Sandra said...

out of all the small visitors I like the tree frog best, but I love them all, including the sugar seeking snail.... and that teeny tiny adorable frog... that is the size of the ones we save out of the pool daily... just so cute.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, it is great to see a critter post from you. I remember the cute frog on the watering can last year. The snail went a long way to reach the hummer feeder. They are all adorable critter. I love the turtle, frogs, tiny toad, snails and the lizard. Do you still see the roadrunners looking in your sliding door? I remember the roadrunner on your deck. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Anvilcloud said...

I really liked seeing these photos.

Janey and Co. said...

Looks like you have to keep your eyes open for all of the sweet critters that call your place home.

Lynne said...

Oh my . . .
I enjoyed each and every one of your critters . . .
Hiding Surprise, Skinky Slinky, Teeny Tiny, Hard Shell and Furry Tail too . . .

Gert said...

My favorite? The furry little squirrel of course....but what an aray of other creatures! You have such a good eye for capturing them!!! Isn't it just amazing to watch them as they survive among us? Or how we survive among them is more to the point!!!

DJan said...

Now I wonder how long toads live. It must be the same one. And such a tiny little frog on your finger! Thanks for the wonderful visits. I enjoyed them all, even the scamper rat. :-)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of little critters.

Magia da Inês said...


Bonitas fotos!!!
Gostei mais da tartaruga que parece uma pedra cheia de musgos.

Ótimo domingo, boa semana!!!
Beijinhos
╰⊰✿⊰ه° ·.

Lea said...

A lot of interesting critters, and the turtle is really cute!
I've never seen a snail on a Hummingbird feeder before.

Terry and Linda said...

I like this visit to those little living things in your yard!

Linda

Miss Val's Creations said...

What precious little finds! I would never want to leave your yard if I was there! The turtle was lucky to find you to bring him back to a safer spot.

Rita said...

Oh, I loved them all! In Minnesota we had darker skinks that looked more like a garter snake with legs--LOL! There's nothing cuter than baby toads--OMG! Darling turtle, too. Fun meeting your little friends. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I found a treefrog just like yours inside my sister's composting box (plenty of bugs in there!).

Those are some cute critters. I love tiny toads, I need to get back to W.V. soon. They are all over this time of year, there.
~

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Aww, T. I love them all. Thank you for the smiles! Awesome photos. ❤

Revrunner said...

Love those skinks and how they compare with their eastern cousins.

nookworm said...

You sure have the welcome mat out again for all things wild and wonderful and WHAT EYES you have! Great post with so many little visitors.

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh, that is the cutest toad I've ever seen! Such a cutie. Love the skink, tree frog and turtle too but not so keen on the snails!

pattisjarrett said...

That is the tiniest toad ever! How did you even see it? Lots of life going on around there. Glad to see the tree frog returned to its watering can. ;) That's one motivated snail doing the s-hook!

Robin Lamb said...

T, all the pretty little critters! I love the tiny toad!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

we have a lot of cutie pies out there, if we slow down and watch for them. They're so cute.

Cloudia said...

Our dogs seem to share their water with all manner of creatures. And I adore me some skink anytime. What a nice set of neighbor photos, Tex! Pleasure to see you posting. And I've meant to thank you for keeping the Fences going. I always notice potential fence shots and look forward to your party.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Although I don't really like toads,this little one is pretty cute.

Nancy Chan said...

At first glance, the tree frog doesn't look like a frog. And the tiny frog is really cute. You have lots of interesting and cute critters around you. Have a lovely day!

MarmePurl said...

FRONT DOOR GUESTS ARE THE BEST

messymimi said...

Such beautiful creatures! Every spring we get some small frogs near the creek, but not as small as that toad.

joeh said...

WOW! Way more to the ranch than just whistler ducks.

S. J. Qualls said...

Oh, how precious that tiny toad is. I've never encountered one that tiny! Lots of critters at Round*A*Round Ranch these days!

Red said...

You have all kinds of critters that we don't have.

Gail said...

You are blessed with the beauty around you.

Fantastic photos.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What fun little cuties!! I love the frogs, and see so few, which is a good thing, because Todd likes to bite them... :-)

Kerry said...

Loving your non-furry friends! That is the tiniest toad I've ever seen. And how sweet is the watering can frog? SO sweet!

Paul said...

Interesting variety of visitors!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wow! This farm is a treasure...love them all :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That tree frog is amazingly well camouflaged. And that toad...How did you even see it? It's so tiny! The skink is pretty in its own way.

Margaret Adamson said...

Well that is crtainly quite a menaggerie of animals that you have coming to visit you. I was just wondering how long it would have takenthat snial to climb up to your feeder! Poor thing.

Made by KKann said...

Beautiful small ones.

Monika B said...

Wonderful photos.
Yours:)*

Christine said...

An amazing menagerie! Seems like everyone was playing a game of Hide'n'Seek!

Marit Sønstebø said...

How cute and tiny they are! Small friends in the garden are mostly welcome :)

Ms. A said...

Lots of activity going on at your place!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindos e fotografias fantásticas.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the fact that the toad returned!!

Laura. M said...

They like your house and go to visit you. Teresa :))
Buen lunes ;)

Betty Manousos said...

oh, such cute little critters!
xoxo

krayolakris said...

Just precious! Love seeing the little critters!

Midmarsh John said...

How brilliant to have such a variety of cooperative visitors.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh my those are some sweet little visitors, love the tiny frog, thought everything was bigger in Texas. Blessings Francine.

Dicky Bird said...

Oh my goodness that tiny frog is adorable!

Alica said...

That toad sure is the tiniest one I've ever seen! The tree frog sure knows how to make himself look inconspicuous, doesn't he? He could pass for a bump on a log, if you ask me! And that snail deserved a drink, wouldn't you say? As fast as they move, he was probably dehydrated by the time he got up there! :)

Wayne said...

So, truth be told, everything isn't bigger in Texas ;-) I think the little critters are cute.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love all of your friends who are visiting you. I remember catching little frogs like that when I was young....too cute!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The tiny frog and turtle are so darn cute. You can keep your TX skink and I'd like to give you my Florida black skink that resides in my garage. LOL! He ran across my flip flopped foot last week and I screamed like a girl. oh wait....I am a girl. :)

trav4adventures said...

We have hummingbirds, doves, finches, and sparrows in our yard. Oh, and a Cooper's hawk who flies through every once in a while. We have geckos, too! I leave the water running for all on these 123 degree summer days! Ugh! We have temps in the 112-116 degree range for the next 10 days.

Jo said...

Hi Tex I love everyone of your critters; the resident tree frogs in and on the watering can; the tiny turtle and the teeny frog. I love snails and seem to be the only person in South Africa who does. So I take photos of them as well and we DON'T kill any that wander through our garden in summer. Have a great day. Jo

Farm Girl said...

I love always looking at your wildlife. How nice that you could see that teeny tiny frog. Any walking sticks yet? :)

William Kendall said...

That is a lot of effort for a slug to get all the way up there!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They're all cute, but especially the tiny toad!

Lady Fi said...

What adorable friends.

Mary Kirkland said...

While the squirrel is my favorite, it jut wows me that you have so much wildlife where you live and you're able to get such great pictures of them.

Ginny Garza said...

Love all of these pics. Though, I have to admit, I'm not crazy about the skink!

RedPat said...

There is a lot of wildlife in your yard! Love the wee toad!

Stephen Hayes said...

I l9ve the pictures of all thew wild life. I'd have called your ranch heaven when I was a kid.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! That toad really IS tiny, wow !

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a smart little tree frog! So fun to see all your little visitors :) x K

mick said...

Great photos of all your little friends - I especially like the little turtle - although I am not sure I would enjoy picking up all of them as you have done!

Bob Bushell said...

The tiny Toad on your finger, that is funny, ha ha. Lovely blog.

Brk Trt said...

Wonderful photos, love that little toad.
Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Gordon said...

These sure are tiny creatures!! Amazing to see and I enjoyed seeing each of them. Happy Summer to you Theresa!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You really went macro with this post! What a cute, cute tiny toad you got there. Never have seen such a tiny one. The turtle is also small. Yesterday evening when we both biked, we saw a car swivel around something so I got off my bike and helped a turtle cross the road. Glad that driver spotted it in time so it didn't get hurt. Makes you smile when encountering others that appreciate nature!
Hugs,
Mariette

Crissi said...

So lovely post today!!!
Happy day Crissi

Lowcarb team member said...

What a great selection here.
Love the small toad - he's my favourite!

All the best Jan

Fireblossom said...

What a menagerie! I am smiling like a fool.

Stewart M said...

Not much can stop a snail (or a squirrel) getting a free feed!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pix Under the Oaks said...

The tiny toad... sweet. And the teeny tree frog and the turtle!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I remember your watering can visitor from last year..I had one too, but none so far this year. The overload of water here has set some creatures to traveling that normally don't make it to my yard from the pond...in particular turtles and snakes. I can do without the latter. Hope you are surviving this heat..I'm always a bit shocked at how fast the temps climb.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

He visits a lot of interesting animals.
Fantastic photos.
Greetings.
Lucja

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

They are all so very cute except for you-know-who. I like the patterns of lines on the little turtle.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Thats a eclectic mix of wildlife even down to the Snail.


peter

Pantherka said...

Visitors too beautiful.

b"E"th ( : edwards said...

i really wanna know how you got that little froggie to stay on the tip of your finger?, you have skills, my friend!! SKILLS!! rock on. that was the fave in my opinion. keep up the skills. ha. ha!! love it. ( :

Naquillity said...

so many wonderful critters you've shared. i don't believe i could pick just one to be a favorite as all of them are adorable. have a great night~

Small City Scenes said...

I do like you little critters specially the teeny tiny froggie. We have teeny frogs too only they are bright green---a tree frog I think,
MB

Jeevan said...

Overall very cute critters and I liked more the little turtle and toads!

Maggid said...

ooooh, cute, cute, cute! that frog IS tiny . . . I appreciate how you notice so much , , and share with us.

There's a story lady here who specializes in frog stories - specifically tree frogs. The frogs seem to have special affinity with her, she constantly finds them hiding in her mailbox . . and she worries about them all summer . . .

Yes, the word chinthe was new to me - thanks to Amy I have been able to learn "the rest of the story."

love & love,
-g-

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) Such cute visiters!! The miniture toad is sweet, and the tree toad really likes living in your watering can,...it must be his holiday home, he liked it so much last year that he returned for
another stay.:) Nice to see the tiny turtle, and Skink too as we don't see them here, and the squirrel just rounded off a delightful post.:)

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Wow, What a great series of photos! Unusual for you to post so many at one time, and what a pleasure to see them. The tiny frog is just amazing. Smallest one I've seen. The tree frog is almost a perfect match for the color of the watering can! Neat shots of the turtle and skink too! Great post!

Blogger Jedidja said...

Hallo sweet, snall animals. Thank you Theresa. Not all the animals we have here and I love to see them on your photos.

Irma said...

Beautiful series of images
I love the turtle, frogs, tiny toad, snails and the lizard.
Best regards, Irma

Susan said...

Love, love, love these pictures! I don't seem to have any critters in my backyard anymore, except one robin that absolutely loves to tease Tiah!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My favorites are the little frogs. That tree frog! So cute!

Sally said...

I can't believe I missed this post, T! You've sure had some cute little critter visitors.

(Sorry I missed this; I did miss it didn't I? LOL I'm so tired right now, I'm not sure of anything! LOL)

xoxo

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic and interesting creatures.. Have a great week.. :-)))

Marissa said...

That frog looks like a rock.. I would of probably tossed it thinking it was a rock.. and that tiny frog so precious.. !!

matti juhani niilola said...

Hello. A great review of local fauna.

Buttons Thoughts said...

I LOVE LOVE your friends. It is nice to go out to play with them ;0 Hugs B

Barb said...

Oh, Theresa, I love all the photos. Your visitors are like tiny miracles. I'm glad I visited, too, so I could see them!

Ron said...

Critters every where. They're going to eat you out of house and home!

Ida said...

Oh my goodness you've had quite a bunch of visitors you've had. They are so cute! Loved them all.

Helma said...

Really nice series with the frog in the watering :-)
A small salamander and the small turtle is very very nice :-)

Shammickite said...

A snail on the hummingbird feeder.... not a problem. But I had to take my hummingbird feeder down due to squirrels who have become addicted to drinking the nice sweet sugary water. and not leaving any for the hummers.

bon bon said...

Variety is the spice of life! :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Beautiful photography! That toad sure is tiny!

Rose said...

Oh, what darling visitors you have! Love them all!

Giga said...

Of all the animals that you visited captivated me little frog. Regards.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Really all of your little friends are beautiful. Good Day.

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