I was at Howard County Conservancy’s Mt. Pleasant on a sunny cold morning last week – and took a few pictures. There were two things that have always been there and almost always on my walk from parking to the nature center that I don’t think I have photographed before: 1) The old tractor that has been in the same place for so long that it is sinking into the soil under it (or silt is running down the slope to the wagon shed and accumulating around the tires).
2) The hook closure on the blacksmith’s shed….probably made by the blacksmith!
The flowerpot people were dressed for spring…but looked a little bedraggled. The March winds have probably made some adjustments.
I took a picture of a pine on the way to a stop in the Honors Garden. The pines are still the main greenery around.
In the Honors Garden, the sun was highlighting last season’s cone flower seedpods.
But the reason I was in the Honors Garden was to check out the little pond. As I walked up a frog swam rapidly through the water to a new hiding place. It was too cold for a lot more activity.
This little pond is a favorite of the local Wood Frogs and they have been busy. There were egg masses in the water….soon to be tadpoles if they are not too far out of the water and freeze before they can develop. I posted about the frogs here back in March 2016….but it was a warmer day and I noticed the frogs more than the eggs.
I continued to the Nature Center for the training session scheduled for the day.