Our yard is on a fairly small lot, but for us it has developed into a sanctuary where we can enjoy a little bit of God’s creation right outside the back door. Every so often, I like to snatch a few moments to sit on the deck stairs next to the pond. The afternoon sun warms that spot and I can watch the fish swimming and birds landing on the feeders. It’s also a good vantage point for taking notice of any visiting creatures. On my “Nature in the Burbs” Facebook page, I’ll often post a photo of “Today’s Backyard Visitor,” taken from that location. This week, for instance, a bullfrog has taken up residence near the pond. He likes lounging right in the middle of a pot of cattails. My husband has a favorite spot in our backyard too. He created a little nook for himself near the rear fence. He calls this area his “sittin’ spot,” his mini-retreat from the stresses of life.
I really enjoy seeing the photographs and reading the thoughts of other bloggers who write about their gardens and the backyard wildlife they encounter where they live. Some of you only have a small potted garden on a high-rise balcony, others have acres and acres of land, yet I’m grateful to be able to learn more about your area of the world and to have a glimpse into your own backyard sanctuaries.
Linking to “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.