There is a frog living in my "water garden". It's not a very big pool, but the frog doesn't seem to mind. However, I think he and the fish don't get along, as I've found 3 of my dace floating belly up. Ahhh well.
The orange flower is on a "butterfly weed". This native wildflower supports several kinds of butterflies. A larger plant near a dryer vent and close to an evergreen produced about 15 butterflies. That's how many empty chrysalis' I found!
My herb garden is growing well. The basils are very good and the parsley is ready to harvest. The fennel is almost ready. I've used some of the fennel leaves, thyme, and some of the basils in cooking already. It's nice to have fresh herbs available.