Tuesday, 9 May 2006

The water feature

It has been a lovely sunny day today and have spent a lot of time in the garden ~ didn't accomplish much gardening though ~ Tom and Cress dropped in for lunch and we had a nice Buffet ~

The other day I had the Pressure washer out and was having a go at cleaning the patio ~ I did intend to clean the water feature but my hands hurt so much from holding the handle down I never got round to it ~

Today Lyn was pottering about and called me to come have a look at what was in the water feature ~ Lyn was amazed to see tadpoles in the water ~ the only water in there was from when it rained and there wasn't much of that  ~ I told her I didn't think they were tadpoles but gnat lavae ~

 She was most disappointed as she was hoping to watch them grow into frogs ~ I could understand her thinking they were tadpoles as they have small tails just like tadpoles ~ but only time will tell ~ we will either have frogs or get bitten by gnats ~ think I will take the pressure washer up the garden tomorrow and give it a through clean ~

The two little bird box's on the front of the workshop are occupied by Bluetits ~ and they are so busy in and out all the time ~

 

30 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I do hope they're frogs and not nasty gnats!! The water feature looks lovely, I'd like to see it up and running! Jeannette xx

jeadie05 said...

Your water feature is lovely Ally ,hmm Iwonder what those little things will turn into ..love your 'Kilroy' wos ere graphic ,remember him ?...wot no sun ...lol lol Jan xx

msecz said...

thats a nice area in your garden... it would be nice to have tad poles though wouldn't it... enjoy your sun. We are getting rain today. Sandra

stijoan said...

KILL THE GNATS!!!!!!!!! Pity they not tadpoles. love Joanne

spikedc said...

hehehe frogs spawn now always reminds me of school pond life science project an those squirty things that you could squirt spawn all over the labs lol ;-) x spike x

pricesc93 said...

Nice to hear you enjoyed a sunny day in the garden, it's been overcast here and we've had showers.  I like the water feature, you see on some of these gardening programmes that they avoid washing such garden ornaments, to age them and make them look more authentic.  It will be interesting to see if you have got tadpoles, look forward to finding out!  xx

astra1547 said...

Hi Ally...

lovely water feature, I wonder what they are in there?
Astra!
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labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,

What a nice water feature...I wonder what`s living in there?  I hope it`s not nasty gnats,  I suppose you`ll find out when they hatch.  Glad you had a nice buffet with Tom and Cress.  :o)


Sandra xxxxx

mllevl said...

I like your water feature Ally and I hope you get frogs for Lynn and not gnats!!  Eve

sdrogerson said...

loved the photos..............

oddb0dkins said...

Them frogs can give a nasty nip you know! Love the Chad, hope you don't mind but I nicked a copy. B. x

gaboatman said...

Ally
I know what you mean when you say holding the handle of the pressure washer makes you hands hurt.  I have to use a pressure washer at the marina from time to time and it makes my hands hurt, too.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the black things in the water feature really are tadpoles. Your garden really sounds like a nice spot to spend time in.
Sam

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally ~ your water feature is lovely ~ a mini aquarium too!!! wonder what they'll turn into??? hopefully frogs ~ I love frogs :-) Love the kilroy graphics lol
Take care, love Debbie ~xxx~
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wrigleyrachey said...

Hi, thanx for mentioning the yellow mustard fields and wild poppies at this time of the year.Can you put a pic on your journal, would bring back old memories.
Rach.xx

sexkitten198511 said...

sounds like animals love your garden all the best with the gardening at least you have got the son for it

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ora4uk said...

Ally...you do such interesting things...LOL...always seem to have a new adventure every day....and that is great...Hugs from KY...Ora

mtrib2 said...

It is raining here this morning.    I just stood at the door and let Salty out holding onto the rope.    He decided to come back in after standing in the rain and cool temp.    It says 65F on my window thermometer.    I enjoyed seeing the fish on the bird bath/water feature.    Those specs seem to be to large for gnat larvae?   I am glad you enjoyed your sunshiney day.    mark

grahamfarmga said...

I wish it was a clearer picture Lin maybe right I havent seen nat larva that big.
Sounds like a nice day in the yard
Terrie

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally
What a lovely water feature you have......hopefully it will be frogs, wow what fun your gonna have with them..... there will be hundreds of em!!!
Luv Jayne x
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plieck30 said...

I love frogs. Hope that is what it will be for your Lyn. Here we hatch mosquitoes in our bird bath so have to be careful to keep clean water in it. Paula

deegleed said...

Just to let you know I visited. DAN'S IMAGES

elainey2465 said...

Great entry Ally, our blue tits are busy in are boxes too - arent they lovely to watch! Hope you are ok. Laine xxx
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jeanno43 said...

Such a pretty water feature. Just wondering how frogs could have got up there so it does sound more like gnat larvae. This is the first year in about 30 we have not had frogs breed in our pond, wonder if the cold winter did for them.

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bbartle3 said...

"Water Feature," hmmm, never heard that
expression before.  Can't even speculate on
the life forms found therein; I flunked Botany
twice, and doubt I could have done any better
in zoology. At least if they are frogs-to-be
you won't have to fuss with mosquito rings
when gnats fly in your eye. You're a Naturalist!

Barry

zoepaul6968 said...

Your garden looks beautiful,mines not too bad lol for a tiny one,dan sent me to you and your blog is lovely,I hope you get many more days to relax in your garden,all the best love zoe xx
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nedmoh said...

Hi Ally how lovely to have blue tits in the bird box. We have a pressure washer they are handy to have .The water feature is nice,they maybe tadpoles like Lyn thinks ?.............Jeanx

rachealcarol said...

I hope you have got some tadpoles Ally..........be prepared to be overun with frogs next year though if you have..they're romantic little devils :) Rache

jacksj989 said...

I envy you having a water feature because, in the house we have left, there was not enough room to have a water feature.

In the new house, now we are settling in, we intend to have a  feature but we are thinking of haveing one that works off the sun.

I hope your feature gives you many years pleasure.

By for now,

John.

faircolleen said...

Love your water feature Ally. . .wonder if they are taddys or gnats?

happinessdreams said...

that's a very nice water feature. so pleaseant to look at.
elisa