"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It was time to clean the pond

before the cold weather sets in....................
to my delight, there are 12 bullfrogs living in the water with our goldfish. I just love these whimsical creatures..............yes, that is Sophie's nose.She is checking out this cold, smelly, fellow. She can't stand anything else getting my attention and she is just as curious about nature's critters as much as I am.
I managed to get only 4 to hang around for a group photo..........then , they too, hopped away. What surprises me most is that we live far out, away from any natural water source. For these creatures to find our pond and to flourish here, especially in this thorny, dry area, is just the amazing! Don't you think? And yes, as soon as the pond was filled with fresh water, they all returned.
Isn't life sweet?


12 comments:

Daisy said...

That is amazing! I wonder how they manage to get there. Great pictures of those funny looking fellows, Kathleen. Love the group shot. HA! :D

Paula said...

I love frogs, Kathleen!
For some reason we have had an abundance of them this year. (Which thrilled me to no end! haha)
I love the picture of Sophie's nose.

Julie Harward said...

That is amazing...and yes, nature is so awesome! I hope they don't take you over! ;D

DayPhoto said...

I love the sound of bullfrogs! Great post and really good photos.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Kathleen, I love your curiosity and zest for life. And the bullfrogs are quite handsome, too. It always makes me happy to see God's creatures thriving (except those vermin I don't want to see anywhere!). Have a good weekend. Hugs, Elaine

Sunny said...

Hi Kathleen, maybe I need to take a lesson from these creatures; when the going gets tough, the tough get going (or something like that) They sure had to have constitution to be able to make the journey, kinda like our life is sometimes. Have a blessed weekend!

Sunny

The Gingerbread House said...

The frogs have found a home and they know when and where to go :o) Ginny

The Gingerbread House said...

Hi Kathleen, looks like your pond is the desinated place for them and they will return...Ginny

grammy said...

I am not sure sweet is the word (o:
but yes they are very cool

Nancy M. said...

How cool you got a couple pics! I think they are cute and fun to watch too!

Jen's Farmily said...

How neat!! It's been many years since I've seen a bullfrog. That is really cool that you found 12 of them!

Vickie said...

This is SO cool, Kathleen! Imagine - just a short time ago you were getting that satellite dish ready to sink into the ground for a pond!!! This is just too cool! WHat a goodlooking bunch of princes!

Don't know about frogs, but we've had ALOT of toads this year. They're all over my flower gardens, big ones, little ones. I hope they're eating plenty of bugs!