It's been simply fantastic weather for getting out into the garden and there have been quite a few chores for me to do around my place. The past weekend was jammed pack with gardening jobs. Lots of weeding and trimming. Digging over and digging in the mulch in the new garden bed. Finding some lovely surprises ... like blooms on my previously hidden and forgotten Hibiscus.
Now if you look closely, you'll see something draped over my gardening shears. While I was busy chopping off bits and pieces in the front garden bed, I found a little snake skin that had been shed recently. Obviously it's from a little baby snake that slithered off to grow bigger and bigger. Luckily I didn't notice the snake hanging about in the overgrown mess in that front garden bed, although it may have been there lurking in the underplanting.
There were other little creatures I noticed while out and about in my garden on this winter weekend.
Some were slithery critters ...
... like the little garden lizard and the slightly larger Lace Monitor with its distinctive patterning.
Some were winged creatures ....
... like the unknown creature at the top, the Blue-Banded Bee on the left and the Fungus-eating Ladybird on the right.
Of course, whilst I was certainly very busy out in the garden, there was always time for a break for that mid-morning cuppa out in my courtyard garden. It's just a wonderful spot to sit back and enjoy the day and the lovely colour of the potted plants in bloom right now.
There's some pretty pinks and purples ....
... and some golden yellows out in the courtyard right now.
Not a bad way to herald the coming end of our Winter.
Go on over to visit Mary's meme Mosaic Monday to see other fabulous mosaics.