Sunday, 14 April 2013

On Golden Pond

April 1st, 2013 - no joke!
April 9th, 2013
We are getting there. The now and ice rain have melted.

The goldfish pond is merrily spewing fountain water. April 1st it was still frozen but by April 9th, we were on the go!
I am very happy to see the precipitation, as last summer it was terrible dry.

April 12th 
April 12th we had ice, snow, rain, hail...still the alewives and hybrid goldfish were swimming about.
Never mind ♪♫Robin in the Rain!

-grown from eggs from the
transplanted bog plants?

alewives

Oct. 18th, 2012, the bull frog
was still active.
No sign of him yet!


 Today, April 14th, the snow has virtually melted and the grass is beginning to turn green in the sheltered backyard.
The video, below, shows the first year of the pond. I dug it in August, 2011, and by the first 10 days I had 7 frogs.
Even a bull frog moved in August, 2012, as we had a major drought and the wetland was just muck.
 I felt like it was a nice oasis in the middle of the dry wetland. We have 16 acres, and about 9 of it is wetland. 

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I like your pond, it is neat seeing the wildlife coming to the pond. Great photos.

Red said...

It's great that spring has sprung that far for you. Things progress pretty fast when they get going.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I like the pink flowers.

ladyfi said...

Nice to see that spring is coming1 Love your pond and hope your bullfrog comes visiting soon.