photo: rudbeckia
photo: blanket flower
photo: sunflower

Even in this dry spell, the wildflowers have managed to bloom – in our yard, a black-eyed susan, a blanket flower and a sunflower. And there are still frogs. There’s a northern leopard frog
(Rana pipiens
) hanging around our vegetable garden. He especially likes the cool shadows between the rocks I’ve piled nearby for the pond. I think he’ll like the pond, too.

photo: northern leopard frog