Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Seasons are Changing

The time has come to say goodbye to mild temperatures since November 1st is just around the corner. Since I made the mistake some years ago by not bringing the crotons in before the first frost, I always bring them inside before November 1st. These plants have done extremely well outside with gorgeous colors. I hope the colors don't fade too much in the house this winter.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oak Leaf Hydrangea Fall Colors

One of our Oak Leaf Hydrangeas is showing bright red colors on some of it's leaves. The picture doesn't show how beautiful this red is next to the green leaves on the rest of the plant. On the other hand the other Hydrangea is going from green to brown so isn't shining as brightly as the one with the red color.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

4 AM Owl

The camera captured a picture of what looks like a baby Owl at 4 am. The camera takes pictures in groups of three but this guy was only still for one picture so maybe the flash sent him flying. While I can't be sure, he looks much smaller than the adult Owls we have seen in the past. In the second picture is a squirrel hanging out on a plant in the pond. He is very well camouflaged in the greenery. I suspect he is one of the critters eating the pond plants for dinner.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Grill Frog Returns

It has been several years since we had a visit from the grill frog but he was back night before last. I don't know if it was the cool evening that encouraged him to hop up on the grill's control panel. I let him stay while I cooked the steaks but he decided I was too close for comfort and left for an undisclosed location.