We have so many frogs at our place we cannot count them. Apparently the hot tub turned goldfish pond and the other smaller pond on our sheltered back deck are very attractive spots for them to spend their days and nights. Geeze, do they make a LOT of racket! When my daughter comes home, they actually keep her awake at night. I have to put a loud, white noise machine in her bedroom so she can sleep. This year we have Peepers for the first time, and they REALLY do make a racket. Haven't seen them, but I hear them off and on all day long. (double click and then click again to enlarge)
As Buddy I were driving over to Richmond last Friday for his 10K run the next morning and for me to have my playdate with GD, Eloise, I took these photos while we were moving along at 70mph...with the exception of the shadow shots along the Afton Mountain fence guard. They are all SOOC with the exception of some cropping to place into the collages.
Stop atop Afton Mt. with Bud to Look at the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
Enjoy the Bursting Color from the Redbuds
Do Make Up with Eloise
Play Dress Up with My Girl in the High Heels I gave Her for Her Birthday These are just a few of the things I love to do in My World. "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from our own actions." ~ Dalai Lama
This is Buddy's fat cat, Trouble,who lives atop the bed. LAZY!!!!! He likes no one but Buddy..not even sweet little ol' me! Sadly, he does have to put up with me if he wants food while Bud hikes. That is the only time he comes near. Let people come into the house....he hides for safety. When we are out of town and my friend comes to feed him and Jack, she NEVER sees him. He's the Mystery Cat to all visitors.
This is what we did with our old wooden hot tub from decades ago...we turned in into a goldfish pond and it works just beautifully. Every time we say we are going to pull it out and fill in that part of the deck, we think..."What would our fish do without us? and "What would we do without our fish?" The forested hill behind our house is what you are seeing on the right and on the left is the reflection of an upstairs bedroom and the roof. See the little goldfish popping up his head? He survived the winter along with the rest of his family :-) That always makes Bud and me very happy.
This is the correct orientation of the way I shot the picture. It looks like an upside down thicket of trees, the blue sky above, and what looks like some peculiar color of orange.
When I rotated the picture, then is looks like this, The trees appear more upright but the fish still look like fleeting orange. The yellow you see are the roots of one of the plants.