Sunday, July 28, 2019

FROGS - REYNOLDA GARDENS, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA

 Gregg and I were away from home last week.  We took a trip down to the south-western part of Virginia.  One of the side trips we took was to Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, which was just over 50 miles from where we rented a cabin in the mountains.  It was a beautiful garden and I will tell you all about the place we stayed at and the gardens we visited in my posts this week.  
 In one part of the garden we saw a small pond.  It had a few lily pads, but no lilies.  

However, there was something else that caught our interest.  
Two frogs had made a home in the lily pond.
They were fun to watch and I sat on the edge observing them for a while.

 It didn't take long to see that they were raising a family.
 There were specks in the water and I realized they were eggs.
 It would have been interesting to see the eggs turn into tadpoles, the tadpoles turn into frogs...
but if you click on this link you will be able to read about their life cycle.


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a great week.






26 comments:

  1. How fascinating to see their life cycle, Denise. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your trip.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, I always enjoy looking at your travels and thank you for those :)

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  2. I would have loved to watch them too. These frogs look almost like they are made of stone. You find the coolest places!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, I always feel the same when I look at your blog posts :)

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  3. Love the frogs, and would happily have joined you in watching them.

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    1. Obrigado! Estou feliz que você tenha gostado das minhas fotos. Uma boa semana para você também :)

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  5. Hello, the frogs are cute. Sounds like you had a nice trip! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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    1. Hi Eileen, it was a great trip. Thank you, I wish the same for you :)

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  6. they are really attractive frogs, and I know all about the life cycle. this year as they laid the eggs in our rain barrel I scooped them out and watered the plants with them. way to many frogs out there... that lily pad is beautiful even without a lily

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    1. That would have been interesting Sandra. I agree about the lily pads. I haven't seen those colors before.

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  7. Frogs would attract my attention. As kids we saw lots of frogs. Their populations here have plummeted.

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    1. Thanks Red :) When I was young I also lived in an area where there were many frogs. I always enjoyed watching them from the start. Sad that their populations are declining.

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  8. Not something we see very often mostly too dry but the odd one does appear. I like frogs ! Have a great week Diane

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    1. That's interesting. Thanks Diane, have a great week also :)

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  9. Hi Denise,
    Wonderful to see the frogs, something I'm afraid over here are not so plentiful as previously, but we however still seem to have plenty on our land, I saw some toads this afternoon so that can't be bad.
    Super set of images.
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Hi John, I'm glad you still have them at least. I will have to read up on this and see if there is a decline over here. Thank you and all the best to you too :)

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  10. The frogs really are something to see. And it's neat that you got to see the eggs in the water too. I love your photos...you got great close ups! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane, they posed so beautifully, and that was a happy surprise to see the eggs. Hugs :)

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  11. Que interesante todo lo que nos cuentas.

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    1. Gracias, me alegra que hayas encontrado esto interesante.

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  12. How I Loved this post! All nature is so intersting. And your photos are tops!

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    1. Thank you Anni, totally agree about nature and so glad you loved my post :)

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  13. A good spot for them to set up shop.

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