Photographs by Frank

12 June 2022

Around the Yard on a Sunday Afternoon

This afternoon I took a short stroll around the yard just to see what was up.

There were a few odes about and a number of swallowtails nectaring on Joan’s garden flowers. Speaking of garden flowers, the poppies have really ‘popped’ in the last several days.

The frog is a resident of the small pool I built this spring*, hoping to attract wildlife (especially birds) to photograph without attracting the local bears (as would putting out seed for the birds). I have yet to find the time to ‘stake out’ the pool and see what, if any, birds come by but this frog moved in within a few days of my filling the pool with water.

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American Emerald (male)
American Emerald (male)
Swallowtail Nectaring
Swallowtail Nectaring
Whiteface (sp? (female)
Whiteface (sp? (female)
Our Resident Frog
Our Resident Frog
Chalk-fronted Corporal (female)
Chalk-fronted Corporal (female)
Aurora Damsels (tandem pair)
Aurora Damsels (tandem pair)
Poppy Bud
Poppy Bud
Poppy
Poppy

* The wooden handles on our wheelbarrow rotted out and were unrepairable. Of course the plastic tub was still in good shape so I disassembled the wheelbarrow and plugged the holes in the tub where the bolts pierced it. I then buried the tub in the ground and added some strategic rocks to cover the exposed plastic of the tub. Joan added some plants to further naturalize the setting and now we have a small ‘water feature’ out near the greenhouse.

1 Comment

  1. Hmmm. . . what to do with an old wheelbarrow. A great DIY project

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 14 June 2022 @ 1:16 PM

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