In my last post about the otter I showed a bit of my backyard pond. Today I wanted to show what the pond looks like at this time of year. You’ll see that we have a few dandelions in the lawn too. I know in some places people dread dandelions and feel they must be eliminated. But around here I like them. It makes the fields look like they have been showered with gold dust. They attract all sorts of birds and butterflies too. They can be a bit of a mess when they go to seed but a day on the tractor solves that problem. After the dandelions are gone the next wave of wildflowers and weeds comes up. They can be a great sight to see too!