The Daily Bucket-The Second Heron

I’d always felt there was more than one heron that’s been visiting my backyard ponds for the last ten years.  One would land and catch our fish while we gardened 30 feet away. Another one would watch from a neighbor’s roof for half an hour before coming in for lunch, but would bolt if you…

The Daily Bucket–Life Springs.

These frog eggs sacs presented a vivid image within a few dys of the mating.  Shingy white eggs quivered, suspended in a light green jello. Less than one month later, dense algae has covered these once jelly-clear egg sacs.  Pond scum’s weight has dragged the sacs to the pond’s bottom.  This is the point where I…

The Daily Bucket–The Artichoke Frog

I ventured out into a crisp Autumn morning with my camera.  This was the first year we’d successfully grew artichokes in our backyard and I wanted pictures.  After harvesting a half dozen ‘chokes from the two plants,  I cut one plant down to a frazzled stump, and let the other one grow, just to see….