Scenes from the Backyard: Dusting off my Camera

close up of a Canon camera with the words "What's in the backyard?" above the picture
Picture courtesy of Pexels
It's been ages since I've done a post on scenes from the backyard. I decided to dust off my camera last Saturday, sit on my back porch, and enjoy. What a difference this summer is from last! I'm not a prisoner in my own living room this summer (see: State of the Kitchen a.k.a. The Kitchen Remodel from Hell). I'm free to sit on the back porch in my pjs until 10:00...and snap away!
purple blooms on a butterfly bush
These blooms belong to the butterfly bush below.

Overgrown butterfly bush beside a back porch
 I kind of forgot to cut the butterfly bush back at the end of last summer. Oops!
Get ready for some bird pictures! 
A robin perched on a wire

small brown bird on a wire

brown bird in the grass with a morsel in its mouth
Ahhhh, success!!!
Cardinal perched on a branch of a tree
Of course, there's a Cardinal picture!
Squirrel with its back to the camera climbing on wires
You may remember my acrobatic squirrel from this post.
Rabbit sitting on the other side of a fence
This bunny is long as he stays on the other side of the fence!
2 Purple wildflowers
These flowers are right on the fence. I don't know what they are (I'm sure they're just weeds) but they're really pretty.
Blonde terrier mix sitting in the grass turning to the left
Gurl Dogg let me take quite a few pictures of her.
Robin bird perched on a broken branch looking toward the right

Close up of a black and white dog
I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get a picture of a hummingbird. One came to the feeder but as soon as I moved to put the camera to my eye she flew off. It's amazing to me what I see as I'm sitting on the back porch, especially since we're in town. It was nice to dust off my camera and see the scenes from the backyard!


  1. I need to pull out my camera & get back to clickin'
    I love that pic with the bird with nothing but the sky behind it. Beautiful!

    1. Yes you do! You'll find it's great therapy! :)

  2. Well, fruit trees and four dogs. The dogs are all older, so mostly they like to stay in, watch TV and enjoy the air conditioning. But this morning our German Shepherd chased a Squirrel and darn near caught it! Lili sure is a quick girl!

    1. Ha, ha! What do you think she would have done if she caught it? My dogs wouldn't have had any idea!!!

  3. Great photos, Mary! We don't really have a backyard anymore, but looking out our back window I can see birds, lizards, and squirrels now and then. Nothing that stays long enough for a photo though.

    1. Thank you! Cardinals are the hardest to capture for me... I hear them but once I find them they're ready to take off!

  4. Very nice. I'm glad you got outside and took pictures!

    1. Thanks! It's so nice to sit outside when the world is just starting to wake up...and it's not so hot & humid out yet!


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