Saturday, December 27, 2008

Another Great Grand Dog!

I have been blessed with another Great Grand Dog for Christmas. :-) Santa dropped this little guy, named Cody, at my youngest Daughter's house for my Grandkids. I had fun playing with him while I was there for a couple of days.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas!

(Sorry I'm late posting. I was out trying to round up a willing participant. :-) The parrot and the hat etc. is very real, the snow, thank goodness, is not. This was a rather long drawn out photo session. He loved all the attention and didn't mind the scrunchy I put around his neck, but he thought the hat was a game. Every time I put it on his head, he would shake it so it would fall off. I lost track of how many times I put it back on him. :-) He loved sitting on the Ho Ho Ho, so that wasn't a problem.

Lexi is all decked out to wish you a Merry Christmas!

If you would like to see a slideshow of all the out takes, just slide over to the right, on the side bar, and click on the link to my Lazy Days Blog. Have a wonderful Christmas, one and all!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Holidays!

My tiny, Great Grand Dog Katy wishes everyone Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Invasive Cuban Tree Frog??

Last evening, this tree frog was sitting on the deck railing. This morning he was sleeping behind a hurricane shutter. I thought it was a Florida Tree Frog until I realized how large it really was, around 4". I had read that any tree frog over 2.5" was an Invasive Cuban Tree Frog. So now I'm thinking that's what it is. I looked it up and am pretty sure I'm right.

For info on what to do about the invasive frog....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Katy Bug

I would like to introduce you to my Great Grand Dog, Katy. She is my Grand Daughter's little tea cup yorkie. I call her Katy Bug. I was there recently for a 3 week visit and became very attached to her. She gets dressed up everyday and she loves it. I know that's hard to believe, but I saw it for myself. She struts around and proudly displays any new clothes she gets. :-)

Here she is in her Halloween costume! Hmmm, Katy Lady Bug. :-)

This little emsemble was given to her by one of my daughter's nurses. She even sent her some 'Bling'. Katy went with her to radiation treatments and the nurses were always waiting for her to come visit. She missed one trip and I had to laugh because the staff was so upset that Katy didn't come. My daughter began laughing and said, "Yoo Hoo, I'm here"! They all laughed at that.

This is Katy Bug and I taking a little nap on the way home from one of those treatments.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pileated Woodpecker

Sanibel Island has 6,400 acres of land (two thirds of the island) that is protected from development as the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife everywhere on Sanibel has special status; the entire island is a bird sanctuary. The Pileated Woodpecker obviously feels at home here, and they are commonly seen around the island.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bird Named Robinson?

This Great Blue Heron looked lonely standing all by himself on the tip of Cayo Costa Island as we passed in a boat, early one morning.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Stork/Bad Egret

Here you have my entry for this week! The first one is 'Good Stork'. You probably think that having a big stork standing in your dead 'Charley Tree', is bad.

No, having a Great Egret standing on the roof is BAD! Especially when you see what it left on the shingles.

If you noticed when I first posted my Camera Critters, I had a title 'Good Stork/Bad Stork. Kind of catchy, huh? Well thanks to Fishing Guy, who pointed out that the second photo was not a stork, but a Great Egret instead. He was so right! So, there goes the comparison of good and bad Storks. But, the Great Egret was bad because it left that unsightly mess on the roof. It has taken the entire rainy season and a couple of Tropical Storms to get rid of it. I guess Mother Nature does take care of everything. :-) Thanks Fishing Guy!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


My critter this week is another pelican. I was going down the street last week and noticed something new; this really neat, carved wood mailbox post.

I'm not really sure if you could only get airmail with this box or not.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pelican On Patrol

It is so easy to while away the hours watching the pelicans; and one of my favorite things to do.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friendly Dolphin!

This picture was taken just off the shore at Cayo Costa. There were several dolphin swimming around, so we stopped to take pictures. They all came closer and this one came right up beside the boat and put his head up to look at us. Maybe he was saying hello. Do you think he actually smiled for the camera. It looks like there is a diamond implanted in it's head too. :-) Fishermen must have been giving them fish because they were certainly very friendly.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Slow Mail

My favorite island 'critter mailbox'.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Umbrella Cockatoo

This is my friend Lexus, who is admiring a bowl of Sanibel seashells. He has also told them 'H E L L O' a few times!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lazy Sanibel Afternoon

Here on Sanibel Island there are many racoons and you see them day and night.

Late one afternoon a couple of months ago, this racoon decided to hang over a log in the back yard to have a rest. He took a look up as the picture was taken, and then laid his head back down for a little while before getting up and walking on.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

BIG Alligator in the Neighborhood

I looked out the window one afternoon, a few months ago, and saw this guy laying in the yard across the street. His tail was still in the road. I went out as far as the deck to stand and watch as a crowd gathered. One man had his son hold a measuring tape at the tip of the gator's tail while he measured it. I think that was just plain dumb. :-) It was 14 1/2 feet long. After a few minutes it stood up and walked a few steps before dropping back down on the grass. A few seconds more and he walked on past the house and into a lake at the Dunes Golf Course.