We had a surprise on our front porch this morning. When my son opened the door he saw the turtle and called for me to come with my camera. This turtle was moving around pretty fast and my son called him "Zippy".
Another surprise for me this past week was a visit from a cedar waxwing. I had spotted a bird with a tuft of feathers on its head and couldn't identify it because I couldn't see it well enough. I thought it was too large for a tufted titmouse. A couple of days later, I looked out the kitchen window and saw it again in a backyard tree. It was very cloudy and I still couldn't see it well. It wasn't until I edited the picture with Adobe Photoshop that I was able to see that it was a cedar waxwing. I had a large group of these birds in Alabama and thought they always traveled in groups. I didn't see any others with this one.
I'd seen the hummingbirds zip by several times but had not seen them at the feeder. On Friday I was at the hummingbird and butterfly garden and one flew to the feeder but I didn't have my camera with me. This morning I saw one at the feeder but it was on the opposite side. This is my first hummingbird picture of the season, but I'm sure hoping it won't be my last.
The lilies are blooming right now and are so beautiful. I bought this one on clearance last year and it is quite large with several blooms and quite a few buds. I love the colors on it!