Saturday, 7 June 2008

A small adventure!

I didn't travel far today,
but I saw some beauty in nature
and thought I would share it with you.

I took a 5 minute walk around my garden

A peony, just beginning to drop it's petals

a reddish clematis, the first flower of the year,
many more buds on the plant,
which is climbing up a tree

a purple clematis, which is fighting with the honeysuckle to take ove the fence

a pale yellow iris in the pond

2 little frogs, who thought they were invisible

this one posed nicely!

this one didn't realise I was looking!

this is where he always hides

sometimes his friend joins him

we dug the pond, with the help of friends, in May 2003. It's not very big, maybe 5 feet by 8 feet, and 2 feet deep in the middle. We positioned it at the back of our garden, in an area where we knew frogs passed through. We had frogspawn in spring 2004, and now have a colony of frogs living in the pond, with new tadpoles each year. We don't know how many frogs there are, but we counted 11 adult frogs last weekend. I also often find very little ones in the flower borders when I am weeding. We have noticed that we don't have a problem with slugs in the garden any more, but I wish they'd learn how to eat snails, so that my hostas could look majestic instead of holey!!!!


Carol said...

Gorgeous garden. Love the frogs.

Zeborah Loray said...

Really enjoying your photographs!
Love catching up on your wonderful travels. So happy you started this blog. :)