Category Archives: Frogs

Do the frogs know something I don’t?

The frogs came out of winter hibernation about a week ago when we received lots of cold rain.  They’ve been croaking ever since.  And now they have even mated and laid eggs!  Today is a cold, windy, cloudy 40 degree … Continue reading

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Incredible spring sounds and sights

As I began my day with breakfast on the front deck, I noticed a lot of chirping and realized there was a flock of small birds nearby.  Unfortunately, not quite near enough (even with binoculars) to see them clearly.  I … Continue reading

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Sights, smells and sounds of spring

The peach tree’s flower buds are swelling.  I love that deep rich pink color at this stage of their growth. As I knelt down to find the fox’s grape (Fritillaria uva-vulpis) blooming, I crushed the dead stalks of bee balm … Continue reading

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Life cycles

It’s wonderful to see the cycles of life and seasons move onwards.  Today I discovered the frog eggs have hatched and hundreds of tadpoles cling to rocks and vases in the pool.  After so many cool, cloudy days and another … Continue reading

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Vegetable garden beds in winter

This morning I couldn’t resist standing outside in the low 30 temps until I captured just the right moment for recording the winter vegetable garden as the sun and fog rose.  (I wanted a truly representative photo to submit to … Continue reading

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Pond frog

After weeks of hearing the frogs in the pond – and not being able to see them because they jump out of sight whenever I come around – I went out in the rain to check on the pond’s water … Continue reading

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Looking like a frog

Some of the tadpoles are developing front legs as well as back legs now.

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Tadpole update

Here’s where we left off at the end of March – tadpoles growing within their eggs and leaving the gelatinous egg mass for the bigger pool surrounding them. Since then I have been watching these guys grow and attempting to … Continue reading

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Asparagus arrival

Oh my!  The asparagus is coming up.  I planted 25 crowns three years ago and have eagerly anticipated being able to eat as much asparagus as I can.  Last year provided a good-size crop and I bet this year will … Continue reading

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The frog eggs have developed more and the tadpoles are better defined. In this photo you can see the mass of frog eggs which are now a mass of tadpoles.  Many of the tadpoles have left the egg nest entirely. … Continue reading

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