Catching up, since last fall. The Minnows made it through the winter. They patrol the pond, and are busy breeding under the water lilies – you see ripples coming from the edges of the lily pads. Haven’t seen a blue gill yet – hmmmm. Of course, there are frogs, toads, etc. And flying birds. And snakes. And turtles. And fishing birds – Herons. The odd duck or two – they never stay. And beauty. So much so – I hadRead More
Boris on the dock, and another beautiful summer evening begins. Birds swooping low over the pond … hunting the bugs that come out at twilight, when the air is so still. Boris, our big black cat (he’s such a boss) is fascinated by the reflections of the birds on the water’s surface. As they swoop back and forth over the pond. Eating as they go. And the hunt never stops.
No Muskrats. Only cats, frogs, water lilies, bugs, ducks and birds. And two labs. Here’s some pics of the fauna. Never had any water lilies left by late Aug., in years past. Much less all of them in late Sept. And still thriving. Looking forward to next year – as the cats continue keeping the muskrats out. The water lilies will come back, stronger than ever. And we’ll put in a handful of adult bluegills – and watch as they breed, and glide between the waterRead More