Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

They're Back!

Just a few minutes ago I sat down at my desk to look at emails and caught a sound. Was it my laptop? No.  It was outside so I looked out to the pond and realized that the frogs have come out of hibernation, probably from the mud in the bottom of the pond.  They were announcing to the neighborhood that they were back and raring to go for another spring.

One of many frogs showing off.

Photo taken through the window so not very clear.

 Once I stepped outside the frogs all dove under.  They must have thought I was a heron. You can see the pond is filled with stray leaves.  The irises also need a major trimming, I know.  It's on the spring to do list.

I had hoped to clean out the loose leaves that accumulated in the pond after trimming the cat tails and knew I needed to do it before the frogs started laying eggs.  Now I know I need to do it in the next days or I will have to disturb the eggs.  Today should be the day except I'm recovering from a terrible cold and have expended all my energy for today vacuuming and mopping floors.  Time to put my feet up and drink something good and hot.


HolleyGarden said...

How fun to see frogs! I love to hear them croak. I hope you get over your cold soon.

Stewart M said...

Great to see the frogs are back - see, the world is still working!

There are many things in our back yards that would be fearsome if they were larger!

Stewart M - Melbourne, Australia

HolleyGarden said...

Marcia - the irises you sent me are not blooming yet, but it's still very early here. Only that one type of iris is blooming so far, and even they aren't at their peak. I'll be looking for yours to bloom this year, though! :) We are having so many cold nights - we're at least two weeks behind on blooms compared to last year.

Marcia said...

The cold was a 7 day wonder but unfortunately my husband has it now.

Marcia said...

It's funny. They appeared that one day but have been AWOL since. Too cold.

Marcia said...

Let me know when they bloom.

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