Another visit to the Noosa Botanic Gardens revealed a world I hadn't really noticed before. These dear little frogs were hiding out on the reeds in a pond at the Gardens. I was thrilled because I hadn't seen so many since I was a child.
I was standing looking at the pond and noticed the little bumps on the reeds. Some were things like reed flowers, some grasshoppers and cicada shells. But the frogs were a delight.
What a face...
I particularly loved the white waterlilies, although some purple ones poked their heads up.
Always something getting around in the pond. Some prettier than others.
This not-very-clear shot, is one of the turtles who live in the pond. He thought I had bread. I don't have a photo of the black snake that passed very close to my feet as I was trying to get a close up of the frogs. Ugh. He slithered into the pond without reacting to my shriek.
This very tiny, blue damselfly falls into the pretty category. Such a vibrant blue. Very hard to see let alone focus on so I can only apologise for the daggy background; had to take what I could get. Lots of lovely green lily leaves he could have landed in front of, but didn't.
I found a large dragonfly cunningly camouflaged against some dead flowers on a nearby shrub...
To top it all off, the glorious scent of jasmine and caper white butterflies fluttering around. Perfect... except for the snake.
“Life is like a pond, and every decision and act we commit, good or bad, is a pebble flung into it. The ripples spread in widening circles.”― Francine Rivers,