Thursday, July 22, 2010


Yeah, I'm still yammering on about the pond. People, I LOVES IT. Like, ridiculously so. I like the way it looks, like buying cute little water plants to float in it, like sitting on the porch listening to the waterfall, like arranging rocks around it. It completes me. For now, anyway. Until I think up a new project/obsession.
You can imagine my delight when I discovered that the pond had acquired its first voluntary resident the other day. I'm not counting the minnows we caught and dumped in. For all I know, it's like Guantanomo Pond to them. This little guy came on purpose.

Meet Leonard:
Leonard's about two inches long and already has staked out a favorite spot right by the waterfall. We think he's ridiculously cool, and even Tom has been delightedly spouting things like," If you build it, they will come." We're easily amused around here.

Yesterday, Bug and I went out to toss some fish food into the pond and see if we could spot Leonard, when she said, "Look! There's another one." The dark blob on one of my water plants that I'd dismissed as a leaf turned out to be another frog.

His name is Emmett, and at four inches long, he could absolutely take Leonard in a frog fight.

Frogparazzi: Bear was mid-facial, but rushed outside to meet our new resident anyway.
We don't get out much.


Jen on the Edge said...

If I had that pond, I'd be sitting outside all the time too.

The froggies are cute. And think of all the mosquitoes they'll eat!

Anonymous said...

Feel free to talk about your pond all you want. The only water feature in my yard is our rain barrel and when I went to water the plants yesterday I found a gigantic centipede floating in that (not nearly as cute as a frog!) so yeah, not really the same at all. Talk away, my friend!

Violet said...

I love it that creatures are making your pond their home!

smalltownmom said...

Ribbit, ribbit. ! love them.

Nana said...

Leonard and Emmett? Is there anything Bear DOESN'T name? That's pretty cool that they found your pond!

parnola said...

My coworker has some snapping turtles. You can take one to add to the pond!

Quilting Grandma said...

The pond looks fabulous, as well as the girls and your yarden.

After all the years my pond has been in existence, no turtle have ever appeared. Dang! However, the birds love taking a shower under the water falls:=) Every morning I see signs around my pond of visitors during the night and God only knows who or what went for a swim. Spooky:-)

Dawn in Austin said...

Totally awesome!

Please, talk about your pond all you want. Every time you do, I read it to my husband. Maybe he'll get sick of hearing about it and build one for me. Hint Hint!!

Cute frogs!

grandpa said...

One thing is clear. Maine frogs have "gone green". Grandpa

Susan said...

Wow - that is so cool. I have not seen a frog in years here in CA. My kids don't believe me that we used to have them in our yard.

Can't wait to see what happens next in the pond!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

"I made an ecosystem!"

Love it!