Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Front Porch Squirrels

 With the lack of rain this fall, I put a pan of water out front for the birds.  I haven't gotten any pictures of the birds but the squirrels have been happy to pose for the camera.  As my wife says single squirrels are very cute but when you get 3 or more on the porch at the same time, they become rodents.  Sometimes our dog lays by the door just watching the squirrels but other he goes crazy barking.  We haven't figured out why some squirrels cause the barking and some don't.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Late Night Visitors

 I setup the camera on the front porch looking through the fence and captured pictures of some of our nighttime visitors.  The cat slipped right through the fence and came right up to the camera for a look.  The deer looked in from outside the fence.  Just look at those big ears.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hard Freeze Kicks Elephant Ears

 It is always a sad day when we get the first hard freeze as the beautiful Elephant Ears go from full leaf to droopy.  These Elephant Ears have been especially dramatic this year so it's even worse to see them fall.  I'm not planning to dig up the bulbs this year so it remains to be seen if they will come back next spring.