This morning I discovered a visitor to the pond when I opened the skimmer filter box.
It's exciting to see my recently created pond (November 2012) coming to life bit by bit. First, the algae, then mysterious swimming bugs, then those water-walking bugs. The few minnows I put in several weeks ago are surviving, and today... my froggie friend!
Here's a view of the pond as it is now. When the weather warms a bit more I will complete the rock work on the waterfall and pond ledges.