Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Finding Mr. "T"

Knockout Roses really live up to their name!

Purple pansies and yellow violas with white alyssum are an easy tolerant combination and can take our extreme spring weather changes in Oklahoma. I just love french wire baskets!

......and finally Mr. "T"

Finding Mr. "T" on Saturday was a nice surprise and quite amusing little break from our gardening chores. While busy planting begonias and cleaning out leaves from the flower beds our little terrier decided to explore a pile of leaves where she carefully decided to bury her cherished rawhide bone. In the process she met Mr. "T" and began barking incessantly, I went over to calm her down fully expecting to see a toad or frog but to my delight there was our resident turtle.

Mr "T", as we affectionately call him, had survived another harsh winter. I wondered if he was even still alive as I have saved his life many times from the driveway and street in front of our house. He roams freely and sometimes tries to cross the busy road. Thank goodness I have found him or he has found his way back. Since we live across the street from the lake I am always amazed to see him back in my yard but I guess he likes to munch on the bananas I throw out around my roses. I first discovered Mr "T" quite by accident and realized he would show up every time I "fed the roses". He loves bananas so Saturday I had to stop what I was doing to get Mr. "T" a fresh banana. This is the picture we took of him enjoying his post-hibernation snack!

Thanks Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Check out all the beautiful posts-I've enjoyed them all!


  1. Your French wire basket is quite lovely.
    Joyce M

  2. I couldn't see Mr. T until I clicked on the picture. Then, I saw him!

  3. I'm glad I clicked on that so I could see Mr. T! Love your outdoor shots!

  4. I love Mr. T. He is so cute -- and how lucky that he was lurking near the precious rawhide chewy.

    Hope Mr. T enjoyed his banana. Great and charming post!

  5. I finally found him. I really enjoyed this post.

  6. Lived in Ada, Oklahoma for many, many years. Know what you mean about the weather. Love those knockout roses. They are gorgeous!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  7. Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan


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