The crew who made our stone patio and put in our fish pond left this morning, and this afternoon there\’s a frog in our pond.
It\’s just a little frog, but it looks fabulous doing its perfect frog kick in the water, like a lone swimmer in an olympic-sized pool. And that\’s what our pond looks like at the moment, with just a single water lily on its submerged plant shelf. The articles I\’ve read say that, for a pond to function as a viable ecosystem, 60% of its surface needs to be covered with water plants, so I have a long way to go.
But the little frog is such a welcome sight! My husband was concerned that he or she might not be able to crawl out of the pond, might drown in fact (wouldn\’t that be an awful omen, to have a drowned frog in one\’s new pond?). He found a piece of Vermont marble and set it up on the plant shelf as a ramp for the wee creature to use at her convenience.
Can\’t quite explain it, but that frog showing up so quickly makes me feel blessed somehow.