“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.
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.
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.