Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Backyard Pond

Besides having the beautiful waterlilies our pond is doing exactly what I wanted and that was to attract wildlife. There are probably hundreds of tadpoles, frogs and just the other day I watched this dragonfly dipping into the pond. I believe it was their way of laying eggs.



                                         Dragonfly seen at bottom of photo with its bottom curved






Yellow Waterlilies

A few tadpoles with their wiggly little tails can be seen in shot


                                            Frogs love it.

The birds seem to enjoy the pond too.


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 Susan at her

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36 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your water lilies are very pretty. I like the yellow color. You have a nice variety of wildlife visiting the pond. I like the picture of the frog sticking its head out of the water. I enjoyed looking at the other pictures too.

peacefulgirl said...

Wonderful shots! I am crazy about that frog! SO CUTE!!!

luna said...

Beautiful scenes!
Happy WW!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This should prove to be a special place.Love the Waterlilies.
Blessings,Ruth

ewok1993 said...

i am taken by the birds.

Jan n Jer said...

Your pond looks like a very peaceful place. Love the water lilies and frog.

Ebie said...

Oh, that elusive dragonfly, i could not get so close to them!

Hehehe, we have the same flowers.

Average Girl said...

I love the pictures... I wish I had a pond *sigh*

Judy said...

I like the water weeds on the frog's head! So cute!! And the goldfinches are lovely!

once in a blue moon... said...

such a pretty spot~

Lina Gustina said...

You have many guests in your pond :)
Great shots, as always...


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Elaine said...

What a delightful feature to have in your yard. It attracts such a wonderful variety of critters. Great shots of the water lilies and the frog.

Riet said...

What a great pond to have so much wildlife in it. Love the waterlilies'.

Dharma Shots said...

I love the lilies, so dainty looking.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful shots, I really like the water lilies and the frog is so cool.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots and I love the birds.

eden said...

Wow, Eileen, I love your backyard pond. I love the frog and the waterlilies.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eileen -- how wonderful! You don't even have to leave your backyard to enjoy a whole other world! Thanks for sharing it.

LV said...

Enjoyed your outdoor post for today. That would be nice having a pond to watch some of nature's creatures visit.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ah, just gorgeous. The water lilies are stunning and it seems those little birds who are adorable along with that dragonfly are having a good time in your pond. How wonderful to have a pond like this in your yard. Great shots.

Luna Miranda said...

lovely shots...the birds are beautiful. love your photo with the frog.:p

ellen b. said...

Hello Eileen! I just love your photography. Beautiful. The hummingbirds in the first post are a great catch!

Barbara said...

I realy enjoyed seeing the beautiful creatures that find your pond.

NatureFootstep said...

small ponds are great places for life to florish. :)

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful photos! I really like the bird and the lilies.

EG Wow said...

You have a wonderful backyard pond! Lucky YOU!

Carver said...

Wonderful habitat for the animals and I loved these shots.

Ms.Daisy said...

Eileen,
I am fascinated by ponds and yours is just teeming with life - I wouldn't be able to get anything done, I'd just be sitting there watching everything! The water lilies are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi!"


~Jean

Ann said...

Did you dig the pool? Must be exciting to see the frogs from eggs to tadpoles and then frogs.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely backyard pond. Great job capturing the dragonfly. So many creatures benefitting from from your pond. Great shots!

~ Tracy

Squirrel said...

Wonderful nature shots. Your pond sounds so full of natures delights.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful pictures.... the dragonfly, the water lillies..it is all lovely and magical.

A piece of news said...

We have so many dragonflies this year. I wonder now if that is because we've had so much rain. Better dragonflies than mosquitos!

Snap said...

I love all the critters, flowers and water .... peaceful!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy the water, foliage, water lilies and critters! It's a wonderful watery place, no doubt!

Rambling Woods said...

Your pond is so lovely and so different from mine...Michelle