Touch of Nature
October 20, 2009
One of my favorite things about our home here is it’s little garden courtyard. It’s an outdoor space open above to the sky, yet enclosed on four sides, adjoining the dining room and a bedroom.
When we first moved in it had a broken slate covered fountain, a couple sad-looking potted plants and lots of rocks.
Adgie had a lot of fun helping me move rocks, fix the fountain and plant lots of tropical greenery.
Almost done, and it looks much better!
While Adgie and I were planting our little garden, we discovered some critters that had made their home there. I suspect that they originally came from a local plant nursery, hiding on past owner’s plant purchases. By their population size, they seem to be thriving in the almost predator-free safety of our courtyard.
To see them, though, you need to look closer.
Now can you see them?
They’re called Greenhouse Frogs, and at least twenty of these teeny tiny frogs live in our little “jungle”. Adgie and I think they’re adorable, but we also love them because they keep the insects in our garden at bay, and during the rainy season, the evening air is filled will their soft calls.
Adgie and I like to sit together looking through the glass, try and find them and watch them jump about. I wonder if they realize that they live in the froggy equivalent of “The Truman Show”?
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ~William Shakespeare