Bill and I were looking at a tomato plant in the front yard yesterday when this gorgeous little creature landed on my arm.
I froze in place, hoping it would stay a while, and sent Bill into the house to get my camera. Actually, what I said was “RUN IN THE HOUSE AND GET MY CAMERA!” I can be rather bossy. But only when the situation warrants.
…in the blossoms of your hydrangea…. We were walking around the yard this morning, inspecting the fields, so to speak, and I saw this pollen-laden bumble bee. She (she? he?) was just resting there. Not dead – I saw a leg move. I’m guessing she was still a bit damp from the overnight dew. Whatever… Continue reading When a Bee Lies Sleeping…
Yep, two of our tadpoles have front legs now – I bet the other guy will sprout them by tomorrow. It happens so quickly! One day they’re just little blobs and the next minute – teeny tiny froglets! Sniff…they grow up so fast!
Time for breakfast, little tadpoles! Are they still tadpoles once they get hind legs? Yep – I just looked it up. They remain tadpoles (or polliwogs) until they’ve got all their legs, their lungs have developed, and their tails are disappearing. Then they’re called froglets. I can’t wait til we can refer to them that way – it’s cute.
Here’s what we’ve been feeding them – lettuce. Bits of lettuce (organic, from the garden – nothing but the best for our tadpoles!) that have been frozen (to break down the cell structure) and then chopped up into little bits. They thaw at this point and get all mushy.