Sunday, June 9, 2013

Four Legs in the Garden

It is not uncommon to look out the window from our kitchen  and see one of these in the garden...
But then she got up on her hind legs and started to eat the leaves from the weeping pussy willow.
The old saying 'build it and they will come' is so true with a backyard pond.  We started out with a couple of frogs and now have over a dozen living happily here.
Sometimes they sit on the big blue lily pad with the ceramic frog.
This one (I've named Stumpy) is missing part of its back right leg but it doesn't stop him from getting out of the water to bask on the rocks.
This is the third year Stumpy has been in the pond and I've found him all over the yard in search of food.
I'm linking with I ♥ Macro, Macro Monday 2, and Mosaic Monday.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. You are so lucky two have such wonderful garden with wild animals close up.

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  2. Rabbits are so cute you almost forgive them for eating your hard work. I saw our "pet" last night and sent my useless rabbit-chasing dog after him (I know he'll never catch him, I just like to keep that little rascally rabbit on his toes!). We had a frog in my son's small pond the first year he put it in, but never anymore after that. For the last few years a heron has been snacking on neighbourhood ponds and I wonder if he ate it (like he did all our goldfish). Wendy

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  3. Of course, there has to be four legs in a garden -- we're fortunate -- no bunnies but we do have squirrels! And, of course, the dogs!

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  4. Wonderful pictures. I love frogs. I've got a little pond myself, but there hasn't been a frog or toad for a while. I do hope they will find their way back.
    Have a great day.

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  5. Hi Judith,
    How awesome that s/he has been a resident for three years now! That says how healthy your garden is!!! Oh the cute bunny, I know, I know, they can munch, and munch but those big doe eyes and bunny ears... I have never seen a wild bunny here on my property. I guess I wouldn't though since we have owls, hawks and coyotes.
    Love your photos though...
    Hugs and enjoy the rest of your day,
    Beth P

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  6. I love bunny rabbits. We have a family of them in our yard and neighbors. I think they are getting use to us because they now come up close to us.

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  7. all of your little garden friends are so precious! Thank you so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  8. They certainly attend my garden party every day. But not sure I like the bunnies' visiting.

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  9. I would love a pond - we're at the end of a cul-de-sac and the lowest of all the yards.

    We have landscaped, built earthen walls, hubs hand dug a 200 foot three feet deep trench and piped all the way to a ravine to try and keep our yard from getting too soaked.

    I told him it was much easier to make a pond, but he didn't agree.

    I think Stumpty is so cute and I would love frogs to come rid us of nasty insects.

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  10. Rabbits are especially plentiful this year which probably explains the red fox that wanders through the back yard! I love your frogs too. I should put some kind of water feature in our back yard so we could have some frogs. There are plenty in the ditch but its somehow not the same! Blessings, Anita

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  11. Those are fun pictures Judith. Mr. Rabbit might eat all the wrong things but he's cute. And Stumpy has staying power doesn't he? Quite a sight!

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  12. Cute bunny and I love the frogs. It is nice having a pond to attract the wildlife. The sounds of the frogs in the evening is really neat. Love the photos! Have a happy week!

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  13. Adorable! Stumpy...so darn cute! :)

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  14. It is really heartwarming to see your caring and joy in the little frogs, especially Stumpy. We had a robin with a scar on the back of her head that we saw two years in a row. Truly, if you build it they will come. Shelter, food, water, and a place to raise their young...it's a wildlife habitat! Have a great week!
    Hugs, Beth

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  15. Very cute! Beautiful pictures, i love
    rabbit. Kiss...

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  16. How wonderful to have those little wild animals visiting in your garden. Love your photo's. have a nice week.

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  17. The rabbits have returned here as well...one is bolder than the other and we are watching carefully...the frogs are serenading me right now.

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  18. I am glad to see that you are getting a lot of enjoyment from your pond frogs. We enjoy ours too and have many new ones this year. So far the rabbits have been content to eat the clover in the lawn and I hope it stays that way. Valerie

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  19. Love the frog photos! I hear the frogs in our pond, but they are so skitterish, they jump in the water before I even get to them...never sit and have their photos taken!

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  20. The little rabbit looks so beautiful and alert! And great to see the frog still managing to enjoy life in spite of being a little disabled!

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  21. What a delightful post! I have a couple of bunnies that visit my garden.

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  22. What a gorgeous sight you see, here all I see are more high rise buildings if I look out at any of my windows. The perils of living in an urban city.

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  23. Hello Judith. You have a lovely view and those bunnies are know to love to nipple in gardens.. vbg I also like your pond and especially Stumpy. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy

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  24. What wonderful wildlife you have visiting you. I love little Stumpy.

    Herding Cats

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  25. I've seen quite a few bunnies in my garden over the weekend but no frogs. I love the industriousness of little Stumpy there!

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  26. The photo made me smile! Love little critters. ^_^

    Kim,USA

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  27. Cute rabbit! I like Stumpy and your other little frogs.

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  28. I adore rabbits -- they are my special good luck charm. (Of course, as with weeds, since I don't have a lawn, for me there is no downside!) Love the frogs too...our daughter has the same experience with her pond..I am hoping to get some frog pictures in her yard when we get back to Oregon.

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  29. Haha, I see that Marty came to visit and have a nibble over at your place!

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  30. Hi,again!
    What sweet animals they are! It looks like they enjoy your garden. I too have a ceramic frog in my garden. Frogs are considered lucky animals in Japan.
    Tomoko

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