But today there is even happier news.
People have asked me about the name of my blog, Birdhousefrog, though to me it's obvious from the userpic what I mean. But why? Because a tree frog lives in one of our birdhouses. Last summer was the second year he/she appeared and the first time I was able to get a photo. In terms of something iconic about the blog, about this little slice of Eden I write about, a happy frog in a birdhouse was as iconic as anything. Especially in light of my little writing cabin. Had Walkabout been named and her personality been firmly established last fall, the blog's name might have been different.
Today, the tree frog showed up in the birdhouse for the third season. We don't know why the tree frog likes the birdhouse, or this particular birdhouse. No other birdhouse is inhabited by a tree frog, just birds. This one has also been inhabited by birds on occasion, but it's a busy location. It's down by the coop and E's swingset/clubhouse, and right by the gate to the garden.
this is a frog that seems quite pleased that the lilacs and honeysuckle are much more overgrown than last year.
makes it very difficult to get a good photo
last year the frog pulled its head back in when I got this close