Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

In weed

I can’t remember whether August is the same every year but this year there is an explosion of weeds. Many are tiny but some have managed to achieve quite a height and are beginning to suffocate even the most sturdy of perennials. To try and combat the problem I decided that I would begin pulling out a few at a time. I remembered that I had a ‘wild cowslip’ plant that had made its home in my little herb patch .. but where was it now? The sage has bushed out and begun to encroach on the chives. The mint decided to gambol all over the place with a few sprouts here and yet more sprouts there. The parsley looked very pleased with itself as its leaves curled in every direction. Some Montbretia leaves had curled gracefully pointing at the sage. I decided to tug at a few of these leaves to give the sage and chives a little more light which then led me to see a rather sad looking cowslip in need of a very long sip of water. What I also discovered under the leaves was a beautiful yellow spotted frog – it gave me such a shock and it must have been in shock itself for it stood there whilst I raced back for the camera.

Yellow spotted frog

Yellow Spotted Frog – Rana temporaria … 6–9 cm


Country Quips:

    • It is only when we appreciate how good life is, that we really see beauty in unexpected places.

9 comments:

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

What an amazing and beautiful creature and so lucky to see and photograph!!! I always love your pictures!!! I am sure he hopped away quite happily not knowing he was a blog star:)

Interesting Pictures said...

nice capture

BALLET NEWS said...

Very true.... though I'm really not keen on amphibians...

Ann said...

that is a fabulous picture

Jean said...

I love your frog! It is so unlike any seen here.

YummY! said...

That poor little frog was probably wondering why you were tearing his garden apart. lol

Sharkbytes said...

Wow- that's gorgeous. We don't have that one.

Russ said...

Great little frog you have there. Nice to capture it on a camera. I think fall is the time for the large weeds. The grass slows down and the weeds pick up.

EastCoastLife said...

You have quite a variety of herbs in your plot. I want a herb garden too so I could just pluck the fresh herbs for cooking.