We have frogs of every sort and size in our lower pond near Dave's machine shop. One sounds like he's laughing, "Yuk, yuk, yuk." Another must be the straight man, "Croooak, croooak." The rest just make crowd noise, "Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit."
Last night they were all loudly voicing their opinions when I went to bed, and they were still at it this morning when I got up. We used to have one that sounded like a guitar with a broken string, "Poink, poink," very deep. He's been among the missing lately; hopefully he just doesn't feel like partying.
Yesterday I mowed a lane up through the hayfield to our upper pond which is gorgeous this year. I don't see as many cattails. A great blue heron took off as I rounded the corner to the pond. They are so beautiful in flight.
We haven't mowed around that pond this year and didn't do much last year, so it's gone back to nature. Must take the DR up to clear some of the brush away. We have bushes with sharp thorns taking over everywhere I don't mow now. They had pretty white flowers, but I've got to get rid of them.
At least part of our holiday weekend will be taken up with beginning to clear away the giant spruce tree that fell in a storm several weeks ago. We had to wait until the ground dried so we could drive the tractor across the yard to load branches on and take them to the burn pile. After a super wet spring, everything is finally dry, so time to get busy.
Our stone wall is completely finished, grass planted, and piles of crushed stone and earth gone! Hurray. I'll get a picture on as soon as possible. Still haven't bought a digital camera - things like auto insurance, homeowners insurance, school taxes, etc. seem to keep getting in the way. :( Such is life.
I hope everyone has a fantastic 4th of July weekend. We'll be attending the big parade in Montrose Monday morning and maybe go down to the Green for some food. Now that we have a wheelchair for Dave, we can wander around to our heart's content. Our old flag was a wreck so we even have a brand new one just in time for the 4th. Happy times everybody!