Here are some images showing our more mature mid summer shrubs and perennials. In the front of the house, we had tried to naturalize ferns, but it was a failure. Now we have more lawn.
Well now we know why the Heron likes our pond so much. Yesterday morning his stealth was rewarded with at least two sizable bullfrogs.
Two more wildlife sightings. There is a hint of fall in the trees behind where this Great Blue Heron poses. He is considering what might be in our pond. The bear in the photo is smaller and younger than the one in the previous post.
The next morning the heron was back, and nonchalant about the nearby grazing deer. There must be something good in our pond.
Our first bear sighting! This young bear has made an appearance a few times. He, (or she) is enjoying the field of tall clover adjacent to our pond. About the the size of a big stocky dog. Tends to show up mid day and work his way down the hill.