Today is, as usual on a Friday, time for Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. The prompts for today are "Starts with F," "Week's Favourite," and "Shine."
Starts with F
By wonderful happenstance, Marc called me outside yesterday evening and said I should bring a camera. Little did I know that I was about to meet our first amphibian spotted visiting our new home! I was so very excited to see this beautiful green frog (Rana clamitans) which Marc noticed on the driveway as he was taking out the garbage. It is so lovely to have a fabulous husband who knows just when to alert me to interesting flora and fauna in our yard!
I took sooooo many pictures of this frog!
I think its eyes are just mesmerizing.
I took a couple of pine needles off its skin after having snapped a few shots. I was worried the frog would be upset if I touched it, but it was very calm. I'm so glad this frog decided to visit just in time for Friday's Hunt Letter F!
If you read my blog regularly, you'll notice that I've taken a bit of a shine to the daylilies blooming in my new perennial gardens. (oooh, see what I did there....squeezing in an extra shine!) This week my favourite photograph was this stunning daylily that was a total surprise to me. I thought they'd all bloomed by now. This stunning example was planted right beside another plant, so I thought it was all the same red daylily. Nope! Surprise! Instead, it is a really beautiful double daylily with the cultivar name of Kwanso. I am just completely enamoured with it. I am hoping to divide it and make some more plants for next year! It looks like a fire (oooh, extra F for extra points!) on a stem!
This week I went to Parlee Beach for the first time. It's a very popular beach located in Shediac, New Brunswick. I'm not usually a "beach person" but I went there because a friend of mine was visiting from Ottawa, and I hadn't seen her in many years. It was so grand to spend time with her - we just fell back into conversation as if no time had passed at all. There were lots of little hermit crabs in the shallow water, as well as a few shells. It was a spectacular summer day, and I took a picture of the sun shining on this shell.
Bonus shot - here are some crabs collected from the shallows!