Saturday, May 30, 2015

Porch Critters

Good afternoon everyone!  It's a great Saturday for me- I'm off work! Yipeeee! I did do some sweaty yard work this morning- pulling and digging up weeds from my flower beds, but after a nice shower, I'm taking it easy for a little while.  My oldest grandsons are visiting this weekend and my husband cooked a fantastic meal, so I'm a clean, fat and happy grandma right now ;)

I hope your weekend is going well.  Today I'm sharing a few critters that hang around my back porch- 

Southeastern Five-lined Skink- I used to think these were called Salamanders, but I'm not sure why
Cute little frog- not sure of his biological name, just a green frog to me
I love tiny frogs!
This lizard surely appears to be at peace in his surroundings- zzzzzzzzzzzz
An itsy-bitsy spider dangling from the tin roof
Closer view of the itsy-bitsy spider- can anyone identify it? 
A carpenter bee bore a perfect round hole in one of my porch beams.  

I knew nothing about carpenter bees until I saw them drilling holes in my porch beams. During some research, I learned the difference between bumble bees and carpenter bees- most importantly, one will destroy your home while the other one watches.  We plan to seal the holes and put a finish on the porch wood soon (we just built the porch about 6 to 7 months ago).  

Thank you for visiting!
Linking with our friendly hostess Eileen at Saturday's Critters


  1. I love the skink , the lizard and the cute frog. Spiders and bees I can tolerate. But, not drilling holes into your porch, that is awful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. I love the picture of the skink!

  3. Beautiful photos of the skink, the frog and the lizard. I think they're cute.

  4. wow...with all of our termites...I'm sure glad we don't have carpenter bees! Never knew of such a thing. Darn buggers.

  5. Hi Susan,
    I'm Suzan also :-}}
    Great Macro shots --- so good that I really wanted to get a fly swatter and get that wood bee drilling a hole in your porch beams!! I tried to "follow" you, but blogger won't let me at the moment!! Will try later!

  6. I love little frogs, too! Looks like it might be a tree frog, but not too sure. The skink is beautiful, especially with that blue tail. Dang, I didn't know Carpenter Bees could do that sort of damage. Lots of lively action around your house, though! And great pics!!!

  7. the skink is so pretty.

    Love your header Susan.