We've got such a teeny tiny garden and I (naively) wasn't expecting so many little creatures to be sharing it with us when we moved in late last year. There are lots of lovely wild things visiting our patch of grass: squirrels, birds, bees, praying mantises, butterflies and geckos. And a very large lizard that lives near the washing line and always gives me a heart attack whenever I am out hanging the laundry. (Yes, I know, I am a wimp!) The Boy loves seeing all the creatures and thankfully he is gentle and kind when he spots them.
However we also have the horrible creepy crawly variety of visitors: ginormous spiders, flies, fishmoths (yuck) and mosquitoes. But still, it could be worse: a friend found two venomous snakes in her garden last year, and a friend of a friend found scorpions in her flat (including in her bed)! Eek. I think I'll stick to flies thanks :-)
Also, I'd just like to say a big welcome to my new followers :-) And to my new and regular readers so sorry I haven't been responding comments lately. We've got a house guest and Mr Hello Olive is away on a business trip, so things have been rather hectic in our household, but I love and appreciate all your comments!
Right, off to hang a load of laundry. Fingers crossed my lizard pal is off exploring other parts of the garden :-) Hope you enjoy my Etsy bug finds...
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