Tuesday, June 10, 2008

At the Pond...

I have a very small pond and as I've mentioned before it tends to dry out in the heat of the summer leaving a crispy batch of dried fish and tadpole treats for the local birds. Last year at this time it was just that. This year is a different story. The tadpoles are fat and happy and the dragon and damselflies are beginning to show up. Two days ago I had my first sighting of a Common Whitetail perched on a twig.
Yesterday the very popular female Eastern Forktail was doing her thing... Good stretch! And the Common Green Darners were, well.....you know! (ROY!!! This one's for you!)
I just had to throw in a picture of one of the birdhouse gourds that my daughter planted last year.
We'll just have to wait and see if it works!!

10 comments:

John Theberge said...

I just love all the wildlife that's attracted to a pond. It's one of my favorite places to photograph. I'd rather go to a small freshwater pond than the coast and I live 30 minutes away from the ocean.

The Birdlady said...

What a pretty pond - glad it has water - for now anyway.

Mary said...

Great pictures and thanks for stopping by my blog and identifying my dragonfly (which to me looks just like the one in your post but has a different name!) I don't think I will learn to identify these things! I love that one doing her "stretches" :-) Someone just offered me some gourds...hope it does work.

Roy Norris said...

So... They do that over there as well then Eve. !!!

Stacey Huston said...

Great photos! good luck with the gourd house..

Bird Girl said...

Oh how I wish I had a pond! Looks lovely and the critters are enjoying the habitat - lucky you! Nice dragonfly pics!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

What beautiful pictures! They were all so lovely and interesting. Did you plant your pond or is all that natural? It's gorgeous!
Can't wait to hear if the birdhouse gourd lives up to its name!

Eve said...

I glad you feel that way about a pond John! I loved going to the rocky Atlantic during my summer romps on Long Island. All the critters there at low tide...I didn't have a camera back then...what a shame. My daughter got her first digital at 8 years old and she has been snapping ever since!! (She's 10 now and its still working just fine!)

Thanks Helen! It has it's moments!!

Thanks Mary! Pipe in when you get another "blue" or any color dragonfly photo...I'll be happy to help you look it up!!

Hi Roy!! Ha Ha!!!

Thanks Stacey!

Thanks Bird Girl! I think you should make one!!! If I can get Guineas, you can get a pond!!!!
;-)

Hi Danni! I just planted the yellow flag iris. It's beginning to spread. It may take over but I like it so.......

Shellmo said...

I think a pond is such a center of life for so many birds, insects and animals. we put a small man-made one in our yard - and wouldn't you know it - a frog made his way there. (P.S. I love your blog header - it is beautiful)

Eve said...

Hi Shelly! I agree about the ponds...it's sad when mine dries up but such is the way of the world. Right now it is quite full and we are enjoying every minute of it.
Thanks for the nice compliment about my header! My last year's garden, only one coriopsis came up this year!
You have a lovely blog(s) as well! I'll stop back soon.