The pond has a narrow strip of raised land between the two sides. It really almost creates two ponds. A small part of it is usually submersed.We have seen it submersed entirely twice during very, very rainy weather. Well the water level is down about 4 or 5 feet in the pond. So much so, that the east side is gone. Dried up! Completely. Like Death Valley.
|Here you can see the two divided sides.|
Depressing? Sad? Hot? Yes!!!!! We spent at least 20 minutes down in that pond bed rescuing baby toads. I thought they were frogs. Jacob tells me they are toads. He is probably correct. They were they size of your thumb nail. Hopping around, very confused. The boys would scoop them up and take them over to the other side that is still there, for now! We will be checking in on them again today, as it is supposed to be about 110°! Yucko! We found so many tadpoles and little, tiny fish that were dead.
There are still turtles and big bullfrogs, and the little toads. We have a 40% chance of thunderstorms tonight. I pray it is so.
It is not all doom and gloom today. Yesterday I received the most wonderful package in the mail. It came all the way over the ocean from our dear friend June. She had a giveaway this last month. She entered your name every time you commented for a few weeks. Well, I have commented every, single time June posts since I have been one of her followers since way back when. June is such a lovely lady and a dear friend.♥
This is how she wrapped it. Pink goodness! I am sure you can guess I was excited. I carefully peeled off those two stickers. Madeleine's favorite color is also pink and she loves owls. She is going to reuse those stickers in her scrapbook.
You can see the beautiful card she sent me. It is a wonderful British painting on the front. Just look at those stickers. :) Pink poodles! Isn't that a lovely fabric flower? And dusty rose fabric with white polka dots.
Are ya seeing the pink goodness here? Sweet little note cards, a lovely sachet. Look at the sequins, ribbons, trims, and buttons. The butterfly tissues are so June. They seem too pretty to use. A quick little stitch kit too. :) The pretty pink coaster is already in use.
Thank you dear June. You are so thoughtful and clever. I appreciate this gift. I appreciate YOU! ♥
Well, I chose the linen and made my run to JoAnn for floss. I put just a dozen or so stitches in last night. I will definitely have time to stitch today. I need to get outside shortly to water my garden. It is already 79°!! It is not even 8:00 a.m.! Another day to hide inside with the A/C. Take care of yourselves. Keep cool. Or dry as the case may be! HA!
Stitching and praying,