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They are back!

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The dragonflies are back.  They make me smile.  I haven’t started taking pictures yet.  My camera quality is a bit embarrassing.  I picked this one from the internet.  : (

It took Spring a long time to get here, but it is making up for it now.  I put a hummingbird feeder out and there was one within five minutes.  The frogs, toads, skinks, and snakes are out.  I have seen some turtles basking, but I haven’t had to move any off the road yet.

The daffodils are beautiful this year and my perennials are coming up.  The trees are starting to get leaves and the dogwoods are just beginning to bloom.  I try not to complain about Winter, but I am ready for Spring!

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argghhhh

Some days I feel like I am barely hanging on.

“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.” ~Winston Churchill ~

“If you start to take Vienna – take Vienna.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

We’ve had three black swallowtails to emerge so far.  They are from the butterfly habitat; I don’t know how many went off to pupate around the garden.  I’ve been having PC and internet problems.  I can’t see other posts and like them, so just know I still like you! Reusing some pictures because of upload problems.

 

 

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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)
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Dragonfly, Skink, and Frog – Oh My!

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein ~

Prince Charming came back.  I had missed him.   It’s raining again today, so he is probably content.  The dragonflies won’t like it though.

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Broad head skink

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Froglets

“Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.” ~ Horace ~ carpe diem

Not Today

Letting go of the past?

Someday I will get there.

What does it take to believe in the future?

I will listen to dragonfly whispers.

Will there be a new beginning at last?

Leigh

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Changes

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one of my new grandfrogs
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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”   ~ Washington Irving ~

“Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change.  The change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.”   ~ Samuel Johnson ~

“Turn and face the strange changes…”  ~ David Bowie ~

 

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After the rain

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”  ~ Demosthenes ~

 

I was glad to get out and take pictures today.  The mosquitoes are ganging up on me — huge ones I’ve not seen before.  They look like Asian Tiger mosquitoes on steroids.  Maybe a cross between a mosquito and a sparrow.  I use mosquito dunks and drain everything I can think of, yet they come.  The woods are holding lots of water puddles because of all the rain we’ve had.  I can only do so much.  I’m lucky to have dragonflies to help me out.

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got milkweed

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Bee Balm
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Prince Charming is shy.
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Pretty