It's tricky to see because the Sun is very bright and so everything's a bit over-exposed, but the pond is in the corner of the garden. Right on the left you can see the start of the fence round it (to prevent the Bean and the dogboy hurling themselves in), and in the gap between the two trees you can just make out the blur of a little patch of geraniums.
The ducks haven't visited for a while which is a shame, especially as they used to eat so much of the floating weed. Now I'm having to net it out, then pick through it all to find the tadpoles and tiny frogs. There are hundreds of the little frog blighters. At the moment, they stay pretty close to the pond, although they venture further first thing in morning when the dew is still down. When they get bigger, they all huddle along the base of the wall in the bottom left and leap out at you when you're not looking.
Lisa [e] [w] said Mine or yours. You can only see about half the garden in this picture, and because the camera's so high up it's actually a lot bigger then it looks. Not mowing the frogs was a problem last year when we only had a handful of them. It's going to be an absolute nightmare this year. [added 16th Jul 2002]
heh, we were thinking of borrowing a duck to scoop up all the duck weed. We've even had to start cutting the lawn with secateurs for fear of sliced and diced froglettes.
Good thing it's a small lawn... [added 16th Jul 2002]
Our house in Brum used to be on the path that the frogs used to get down to a pond to do their thing. They'd get through the garage because of the gaps in the front and back doors. One year when we'd had the slatted wooden back door replaced with a proper door, they couldn't get through. My Mum heard a strange noise and went into the lounge to investigate. All over the patio, frogs had abandoned their attempt to get to the pond and were having a shag-fest, croaking so loudly that the noise got through the double glazing and could be clearly heard elsewhere in the house. Mum shut the curtains. Don't know whether it was for their own privacy or what.
I think it might be what is known as Frog's porn. [added 17th Jul 2002]
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