Metamorphosis

My tadpoles have made great strides toward becoming frogs. They are growing legs! Yesterday I saw the first one take some tentative jumps along a lily pad.

When the sun is shining on the pond, I turn off the pond pump so the water stills. They crowd onto every flat surface to bask in the warmth and grow.

There are still several swimmers. I enjoy watching all of them.

Tracking Tadpole Progress

Since the late spring I’ve been posting videos on Facebook of the progress “my” tadpoles have been making. I’d like to take credit fir their presence, but I think it is all down to the messiness of my pond.

This past week some of the tadpoles started sprouting legs…starting with the hind legs.

Yesterday I took some time to sit by the pond and sketch them at rest, sunning themselves and turning amphibious.