Summer-y Summary

“Time Flies” and this summer has flown on hummingbird wings.  Its hard to believe that today is the last day of August.  It seems only yesterday that the pond’s frogs were  tadpoles and I was eagerly anticipating a glimpse of the first hummer at my feeder.

Its been an interesting “Turtle in the birdbath, Frog in the birdhouse” summer of discovery.

Little Green Frog Today I came eye-to-eye with one of my grown up tadpoles perched in a hanging flower basket.  Last year he (or a twin) rode into the house unbeknownst to me and lived undetected until early spring when he was discovered sitting on the edge of the basket   singing a screetchy froggie song.

Frog in a basket

This little tree frog liked the nesting basket more than the birds did!

I find these little guys in the most unusual places.  Bird basket with a frog

This one joined me on the porch long enough for me to finish a little watercolor painting before he moved on.  Never did see a bird in the basket but the little frog returned to it several afternoons to keep me company.

I know that Autumn doesn’t officially begin until September 21 but for me September begins a new chapter and summer is now a summary of nature’s incredible show of 2014.


About Karen Hines Art

I am an artist living in the mountains of Virginia and expressing my love of nature through painting.
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