Monday, June 22, 2009

Isn't Nature Wonderful?

A few posts back I mentioned that our backyard garden pond is FULL of tadpoles. I thought maybe I would try to get a picture of some of them. It's hard to take pictures in the pond because of reflection, but we managed to get a pretty good shot. The entire pond is like this...covered with the little wriggling creatures. I also mentioned that some of them were starting to get their legs...

Some of them now HAVE their legs - all four of them. Here is a baby frog sunning himself...herself on a rock by the pond. He is the size of your pinkie fingernail! If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see him better. Cute!
Here is one of our newest varieties of cone flower, "Big Sky Sunset". I love how unusual it is. It is not fully open yet, but you can see the pink underside and orange inside the petals. If you look very closely (enlarge) you can see that we actually captured a bee gathering pollen. The bee is not our usual looking honey bee, so we'll have to investigate to see if we can find out what kind it is. He is green and has stripes! I don't think I've seen this type here before, so it's a little backyard mystery.
I've been working on my cat rug today, so hopefully after I get a little more hooked, I will post a progress picture. Hope you are having a great day. It is HOT (94 degrees and very humid) today, so going outside is like stepping into a steam bath.


  1. Linda ~
    Thank you so much for sharing your pictures. They are WONDERFUL!!!
    I'm look forward to seeing the progress on your cat rug. I love seeing works in progress.
    Have you had any luck with your computer problems? I know how frustrating that can be.
    Try to stay cool ;-)

  2. Hi Lauren! I have tried all week to post comments on your blog. Your rugs are wonderful and your granddog is the cutest little fuzz ball! Sorry I missed your contest, too. :-(

    I'm still having problems with posting comments. Sometimes I can't even post on my own blog! There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I may try to download Firefox and try that. I'm always so wary of downloading from websites I don't know. The two baby pictures with captions are Olivia (crying) and Allison (yawning). We have so many cute pix of them when they were little, esp. Olivia (first grandchild--lots of pictures, etc! Talk to you soon (I hope!)

  3. Linda ~
    The baby pics of your granddaughters are just too precious. I sure wish we had digital cameras when our own kids were babies.
    Thanks for the kind words about by rugs and my granddog. That "little" fuzzball won't be little for long. She's about doubled her size in a month!
    Hope all is well in your little corner of the world ;-)
    Pug hugs ~


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