A GARDEN IN PROGRESS
THROUGH THE YEARS
Black and White
Black Bear Visit
Edisto Island, SC
FRIPP ISLAND, SC
HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK
About the Animals
In Honor of my Mother.
IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER
NATURE JOURNAL/MY WRITING
HOMER'S VIETNAM EXPERIENCES
In a moonlit night
on a spring day,
the croak of a frog
pierces through the whole cosmos
turning it into
a single family.
- Chang Chin-ch'en, From the Golden Age of Zen, p. 284
on pictures below to see larger image)
VISIT TIBARTAUDIO.COM TO HEAR OUR
POND FROGS AND MORE!
HERE TO HEAR COPE'S GREY TREE FROGS' MATING SONG. Thanks to Lang Elliott for
identifying the aggressive "squeaks" that you hear on this segment.
Tom Pelletier's article
"Frozen Frogs Come to Life" about this phenomenon.
As you saw on our
A Garden In Progress page, the building
of the pond was completed by June 1 - the Summer Solstice. We began
hearing frogs calling by the pond right away and their mating songs went on for
weeks. (I knew those tiny bottles of champagne would get results!)
Eggs appeared in the pond, then tadpoles (pollywogs as we call them down South)
and as of July 27, tiny, jewel-like froglets began crawling up the foliage, some
with their tadpoles tails still attached! Watching these beautiful
creatures hatch and crawl out of the pond has been an incredible experience.
They have brought the magic of nature to our summer.
Copes Grey Tree Frog.
From eggs to tadpoles, the cycle begins. If you look
at the close up photo of the tadpole, you will also see Water Fleas swimming
around. We discovered thousands of tiny water fleas one night when looking
at the pond life with a flashlight!
On July 27, Homer was out by the pond when he noticed what
he thought were Ladybugs all over the pond plants. Closer inspection
showed tiny little frogs who had just climbed out of the water. Needless
to say, we began an extravaganza of photography!
We've been really pleased with the plant life in the pond.
The temperatures have been warm enough to allow them to thrive including this
beautiful water lily.
Look with glasses
beneath the surface
of teeming, crawling,
All is there,
all there is,
(above poem copyright 2011-2014 - Elizabeth
To see ponds we've built in the past and the amazing
wildlife they attracted, visit the links below:
NatureSound Studio by
Curious Nature - Tom Pelletier's
It was here that I first
learned of the habits of the Wood Frogs!