Our Little Piece of Heaven


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Well, what a sight I saw when strolling through my garden this evening!  Seems as though this frog has a fancy for the cute little frog I purchased to put by my pond!  I just laughed when I saw the sight!
 He was just sitting there like he knew that is where he was supposed to be!  How funny is that???

This Thursday I am joining Tracie and many other gardeners in Cottage Flora Thursday at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ for some fun sharing of gardening pics!
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I caught this bee buzzing around in the shade of by beautiful blooming Crape Myrtle
 Also in the shade of my Crape Myrtle I found this Hosta bud! 
 The shade is also treating my pink Impatiens well!

As far as the sun goes, a lot of my flowers are really taking the heat hard, however, my Butterfly Bush is still going strong and how beautiful it is!
 The Shasta Daisies are still doing well and are being frequented by a new crop of Pearl Crescent Butterflies.  By the way, this picture was taken by my youngest daughter!
 Another cool place in my garden is my pond!  Along with the frogs enjoying the weather, Goldie, my Koi is also doing very well!  She has tripled in size from last year!!! This is also a picture that my daughter took, she is quite the photographer!

My pond has brought me a lot of enjoyment, I was so happy when my husband decided he would put it in for me!  What fun!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and beating the heat!
Thanks for visiting my blog!  Happy Gardening!


  1. That is too cute with the frog(s)! We used to have a pond and frogs just appeared from no where! I had baby finger sized gold fish that I started with and they wintered over for 5 years and got so big we had to give some away! Koi are a little fussier though. Your goldie looks great! Your daughter has an eye! Good job! Butterflies really do love those butterfly bushes! It seems to make them crazy! I've seen a dozen on them before! Looks like they were enjoying your shasta dasies too!

  2. Your frog has quite the personality... I envy your being able to grow crape myrtles which aren't hardy here... L

  3. Hahaha! The frog is hilarious!

  4. Pretty! luv the koi.

  5. The 'Frog on Frog' is so very cute! What a great shot! I also liked the three butterflies on the bloom...very lucky to get such a great shot!

  6. Hi Mindy! I love the frog on the frog! So cute! We have little frogs that get in the hole where you add water to our self-watering flower pots - there's a little water, a little shade and it's cool for them there. Loved your butterfly pic too. Have a good wknd!

  7. Love your photos! I would be delighted to catch a frog sitting on another frog. Come to think of it, I do have some shots like that but they are real ones; not the sexy one lying on the rock.

    Your daughter must be really good at taking photos to capture a shot of 3 butterflies at one go. Either that or you have a thousand butterflies in your Heaven on Earth. Am following your blog!

  8. Mindy, that little frog is just adorable, both of them actually! I'm enjoying getting caught up with my blogger-friends, now that I'm back to my computer.....we had a great time with family. Thanks for asking.


  9. hehe, that is funny - thew frog on the frog! Amazing photo of the 3 butterflies your daughter shot! Lovely.

  10. Cute frog!! Love the butterflies on the daisy, too. I have a hard time photographing one, let alone 3!! They move so fast. Way to go for your daughter!

  11. Nice to visit your garden blog. Here on the shore of Lake Michigan we enjoy many of the same plants. Your photos are great. See you soon. Jack

  12. Ha! love the frog on the frog - too bad they weren't doing the same pose! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's last week! Hope to see you again this upcoming week! xoxo, tracie

  13. Nice photo of the Silvery Checkerspots on the daisys. Close relative to the smaller Pearl Crescent.