Lin has been sharing with us the coming back to life of her pond. She loves her pond creatures, and it seems that the frogs hold a special spot in her heart. Yesterday, she schooled us in determination of frog gender. Lesson received, and yet not one that will frequently be applied, I suspect.
We have a very nice pond on the premises, probably sixty meters long by seven to fourteen meters in width. I thought to walk over and see if I could capture a frog for Lin. With the camera, of course. I don't even want to think about shipping and handling, particularly handling, of frogs.
While the pond is teeming with life, I did not see any frogs. There were seventeen jumpy whistling ducks, all of which jumped into the air at my approach and sped off to other parts. There were lots of turtles, which may account for the paucity of frogs. So here is one of those turtles.
Since the turtle contributes very little to the "beauty" of this post, I decided to include this picture of tiny flowers. These surround the pond and one can scarce take a step without treading on them. But they spring back and continue to bloom in their places!