God’s little creatures…

July 1, 2014 by 7 Comments

Looks like we’re entertaining lots of little critters these days, most of them outdoor in the garden area.  But I wanted to start off by  showing you a couple of cuties I found at a recent estate sale.  I wasn’t really looking for anything particular at the sale, but these little guys warmed my heart and came home with me.



snails 1

I was ready for a change on the coffee table and moved this glass dome from the bookshelves over to the table. The collection of sea shells that lived under the dome was replaced with some books, a live fern and the new (to me) little critters.

snails 2

This is me in the summer when the temps hit 95 degrees and above….I’m moving along at a snail’s pace 🙂

Oh yes, let me tell you about the other little creatures….first of all the bird nest on our front porch is back, has been for about a month.  Mama bird laid her eggs and baby birds hatched. She took really good care of them and a few of the birds already left the nest except two, they love the nest!!  I’m kinda ready for them to move on, so we can clean up and take our porch back.

A cottontail rabbit lives in our back yard…I think there is plenty of yummy food for him.  The tomatoes and squash plants are doing well on the straw bales and Tower Gardens, keeping the rabbit busy and his little tummy full.   We’ve also spotted a big garden snake,  don’t even like to talk about this one…

Due to lots of rain the playa behind our house filled up quickly and now has an abundance of lots of little creatures….look at these tiny toads that decided to visit our yard recently.

little critters

I took a close up snap of one,  we had lots of them!!

Even though  I grew up in a small town and love the country side, I’m not prepared to embrace all God’s creatures out here in our yard right now. Hoping in due time they all go back to their own habitat and I wish them well.

Thank you so much for visiting today!



savvy southern style

between naps on the porch


7 Responses to “God’s little creatures…”
  1. martina says:

    That looks so pretty Moni!

  2. Oh, those little guys are adorable. I can see why you had to have them! Jane

  3. Mary G says:

    Your little snails are darling. I’m with you about the snake. My husband found one in our back yard Tuesday evening; our friends say it’s a garden snake, but we don’t know because we’ve never seen one like that and that long! I, too, grew up in the country (West Central Texas) but that reptile is one that has always scared me crazy and now I’m afraid to go outside to work in our flower beds. I have to pray real hard about that one!
    Have a happy 4th!

  4. I love your brass snails. I’ve been on the lookout for some brass animals but your snails are simply adorable.

  5. marigene says:

    I love the way you have done the glass dome…the little snails are adorable.
    I don’t think I would be able to go out to your garden with a big snake lurking amidst the greenery…scary!
    Have a wonderful week.

  6. Hi Moni!
    I found you from my visit with Southern Hospitality. I love the brass snails. What a fabulous vignette you’ve made with them! Love it!
    Shelia @ House of Highlands

  7. Jessi says:

    I adore your little snails! Fab find! And I really love the vignette you put together under the glass cloche. Happy to find you via Rhoda’s blog. I’ll be back!

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