Friday, June 12, 2009


While trimming a tree and pulling weeds around our little garden pond, I noticed movement every time I reached over the pond.

Sure enough - tadpoles! And many of them! The pacific tree frogs started singing in the pond early this spring. They must be so proud (and they are still singing).

See Frog here. He is sitting on a floating ornamental frog in this photo. In addition to this brown version, they can be green. A little frog with a big voice.


Renee said...

Seeing those sure brings back lots of childhood memories! How neat! I haven't seen a tadpole in many, many years.

I grew up in a long gone housing development now known as "North Seatac Park". Our home was very close to Tub Lake. My brother, sister and I used to sneak over to Tub Lake and watch the polliwogs, catch dragonflies and play around in the marshy land. It was so much fun.

My mom used to tell us to stay away from there because Tub Lake was “bottomless” and because there was supposed to be quicksand around the lake. We don’t know if that was true or not. Her warnings slowed us down, but didn’t keep us away. Those were wonderful years spent playing in nature.

Thanks for sharing your photo and bringing back the memories.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

How exciting! We've been hoping to find some in our pond one day. They must really like your pond.