A Gorgeous May Day

Today, I had to take the 4-wheeler for a ride.  The battery had died (again) and after I jumped started it, it needed to run for awhile.  Away I went with my camera to the pond at Mom’s timber.


I wanted to try to photograph the ducks.

No ducks.

I did see this pretty hawk.


I also found a gazillion tadpoles.

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Upon returning home, I started to rearrange my plastic Adirondack chairs on the deck and thought, “Ewww, what is that blob?”  Upon closer inspection, it was a tree frog, sunning itself, while resting up for my evening serenade.  I’ve been loving having the windows open, hearing the frogs and robins sing their happy spring songs.

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Evidently, May 7th is the Day of the Frog.

May you have a hoppy one.  At least a tad hoppy.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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13 Responses to A Gorgeous May Day

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Love your pictures today ! The frog made me giggle. I had to help our youngest son extricate a frog that had gotten up into his fireplace vent on the outside of the house. He was making quite a racket in there with the “tube” making it an echo chamber. He came back the next night so the vent is now sealed up for the summer…….the tool to nudge him out was a mess of shish ka bob skewers taped together that were long enough to reach in and nudge him out. 🙂

  2. Dianna says:

    Oh, my gosh….when have I seen a tadpole??? (Even just a picture??!) My childhood home was beside a pond, and we had tiny little frogs all around the side of our house, facing the pond. My nieces and nephews and I used to play with those frogs and loved to see the tadpoles. Thanks for the memory!

    • At the time, I was thinking, “Oh I wish the boys were here.” They are now 22 and 19 and probably wouldn’t have been nearly as entranced as they used to be… I’m glad the post brought back a good memory.

  3. One of my favorite things is riding the 4 wheeler around the farm! Love the pics!

  4. pattisj says:

    That is a nice-looking hawk. Cute frog, too. The ducks missed the perfect photo op. Like Dianna, I haven’t seen tadpoles in a long time.

  5. Linda Burkhart says:

    Beautiful photos!!! Spring is really underway in your neck of the woods. Not a bit of green on our trees yet, but the grass is trying to green up. When I dropped off my daughter at school this morning, I spotted a snowbank under an evergreen tree. We really could use some warmer days here. Hope you have a great day Marla!! 🙂

  6. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Loved that photo of the pond and the picnic table. The green frog, too.

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