A walk around the pond on a windy afternoon filled the air full of the sweet smell of honeysuckle. A few of the trees are covered in their little blooms. They grow wild all around the boarders of the wood line. They grow into a thick cover on the ground for rabbits and make a tasty treat for deer. Our deer have not returned this summer. No signs of them any where. For the past seven years there has been a female that would have a set of twins every Fall. Hopefully this Fall she will be back with her little ones for a visit.
The frogs are out in full force annoying our little dog. They have little tadpoles swimming around the edge of the pond. We have only seen two turtles that made the pond their home last year after being newly hatched. We also found a king snake hiding under one of the large rocks. His skin finally shed and he made his way into the water just in time for dinner.
A few bees were spotted along with multiple birds. I have not seen a hummingbird at the pond this year, but we have plenty around our flowers and home. Last week the baby birds from our little bird hotel made their first flights to the near by trees covered in honeysuckle.
I also captured a very blurry picture of a few wild berries just starting to grow. One area on our walking trial is covered with these little guys. It is also home to a huge rabbit with a fluffy white tail. All the other rabbits have brown tails, so this fat little rabbit is easy to identify as he runs around the yard and through the trees. Maybe this week I will finally decide on a new camera so I can capture the animals in better photos.