It looks like the only living vertebrate in the pond at this point is Gingrich the Newt. (I think he’s the same one that moved in last summer. And what else would you call a newt anyway?) I’ve fished out 6 or 8 dead frogs by now, and most of them look crushed. We are starting to look around at websites selling pond plants, and want to get those in before we start with more fish.
I can see a lot of perennials poking through the left over leaves from last fall. Poking up out there already is the lupines and some heather.