A Sign with Legs

I was headed back inside with my camera without a proper post picture when

I was greeted at the threshold by a familiar voice from seasons past.

I had to follow the sound, which was coming from behind a sign on the porch.

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Mortimer has returned and has taken up his old residence with a friend.

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What a lovely surprise. I had been hoping he would return.

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He may not have a chance to jump on our guests this year due to the pandemic.

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I still expect some antics from the little friend who seems to feel right at home.

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Wildlife is always welcome here.

Oh, happy day!

Flow

 

My Friend the Frog

It’s nice to have company during quarantine.

This critter has taken up residence under the table on the deck.

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This is it’s fourth day in this warm spot.

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I am happy to have this new little neighbor.

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Stay safe folks.

Flow

Almost Frogs

I was about to clean out the acorns from the pond,

when I noticed some had tails and were swimming!

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What I was seeing weren’t acorns, but itty bitty tadpoles.

I have watched them develop this week.

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They are almost frogs.

They have stopped swimming and have climbed out onto the floating leaves

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to sit in the sun and absorb their tails.

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These tiny little frogs are precious!

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Flow loves frogs

 

Froggy Nights

High volumes of frogs with high volume calls are taking the nights by storm.

This has been the froggiest summer yet.

There are frogs on the walls and

frogs in the walls.

Frogs on the windows.

Frogs on the doors.

Frogs on the gutters.

Frogs on the rocks.

Frogs right under our bedroom window. (Mercy!)

It is beginning to feel like an invasion here.

There are frogs everywhere and more on the way.

Somebody Save Me!

Frog Mama Flow

Wild Pond Party

I hate to be in such close proximity to so much promiscuity.

It’s my son’s fault you see.

He installed this new, fancy pond aerator

that lights up and blows bubbles.

Apparently, our amphibious neighbors find it irresistibly titilating .

For the past two nights, there has been raucous calling and continuous splashing outside our windows.

When we finally went out with flashlights to try to intervene,

we found revelers on and under every rock!

Frogs to the left of me, toads to the right…

Things were in such a frenzy, we were forced to retreat back inside.

The next morning, there was evidence of their activities floating all over the pond.

Yes, dear readers, eggs… by the hundreds.

This was a tad too much for a lady to witness.

These wild displays every night are rather shocking.  That underwater disco-ball may have to go.

I hope the frog fraternity has gotten its spawn out of it’s system.

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The same goes for those horny toads!

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MAMA FLOW

Smart Frog

You know you don’t have enough to do, when you spend the morning

sneaking up on a frog.

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He is skittish and savvy. I think he is smarter than I am.

See him looking my way? Cheeky!

FLOWER

My Fair Weather Friends

It’s just like some to show up only when things are good.

Here are two of my buddies that appear when the sun shines.

Slim is not our biggest nor boldest.  He is an acrobat.

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I sit and watch him move as though I am the one being charmed.

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Plop decided he needed to down-size this spring.

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He usually perches overlooking the Koi pond.

Since the largest fish is now huge,

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he feels more secure by the door in the Shubunkins’ above-ground pond.

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FLOWER loves her friends.