Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – A surprise visitor to the fall garden by Susanne Swanson

A warm welcome back to Susanne Swanson of Cats and Trails and Garden Tails who is sharing the second of her posts from her archives. This week a surprise visitor to the garden .. and we all wondered where he had gone!

A surprise visitor to the fall garden by Susanne Swanson

While strolling in my garden this fine day I came across an unexpected visitor..


It wasn’t this squirrel storing up supplies for the coming winter…


And it wasn’t this pair of kinglets who stopped by for a drink and bath.


It wasn’t Tiger who drank the flavored water after they left..


Nor this spider who made a home in the rosemary..


The turtle stands daily, stone cold on the stream’s edge, so it was not him.


No. It was in the woodpile.

Where I found the visitor hiding.



How he got there I will never know. But I shall let him stay.

©Susanne Swanson 2016 images.

About Susanne Swanson

Hello! This is Susanne. After years of working in accounting and technology where rules are clear and numbers add up, I decided to explore the other side where roads are meant to be traveled, memories unfurl slowly and cats have been known to talk.

The name of my blog is Cats and Trails and Garden Tales for ‘these are a few of my favorite things.’ Here you will find tales from my favorite felines, Tiger and Benji; and stories and pictures from the Pacific Northwest where I live and other places I visit. Add in my garden, some rain (lots of rain it turns out), a few sunsets and reflections on life, and you have an idea of where we are headed. I hope you come along for the ride.

Susanne shares a post from one of the bloggers who has supported her and is one who is familiar to you… John Rieber who has contributed several of his travel posts in the last six months.

Here is a recent post that Susanne recommends:

You can connect to Susanne through her blog and discover her current posts:

My thanks to Susanne for sharing some lovely images from her garden and also the whereabouts of the elusive alien… have you found something unusual in your garden? Please let us know… or put a link to a post with images from your own garden. Thank you Sally

14 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – A surprise visitor to the fall garden by Susanne Swanson

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