Water Lily and Bullfrog – Photo Wednesday

Going through old files, remembering our Ontario cottage… This photo was taken from a canoe, on a July morning, early, when things were very quiet on the lake.

Water Lily on Little Kennisis Lake, Ontario. Photo © Andrée Fredette

Beautiful Yellow pond-lily, growing near an island in the middle of Little Kennisis Lake.

That early morning paddle meant quiet water: no powerboats and no waterskiers. Just me and some beavers, a pair of loons, oh… and a bullfrog.

Because after my paddle around the lake, I found an impressive American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), waiting for me on the dock ladder. I didn’t disturb it, just went around to the other side.

American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus). Photo © Andrée Fredette

I sigh with pleasure, when I remember that morning.