Two of the cats followed us down there and were so funny- when they got to the real soggy parts of the yard they would run like hell through them just to get it over with, I guess. I didn't know Murphy could still run like that, he's a bit "lunchy" as my mother would say. lol
About 16 years ago, the county was giving away tiny little trees, they looked like twigs in a cup. Jim figured out which tree was which as they weren't labeled and he planted one in this spot, a green ash. He nearly mowed it down several times, it was almost impossible to see in the tall grass, but it lived and look at it now! It's right next to the pond and now he's so proud and I'm amazed at what a gorgeous tree it turned out to be.
Now, if only it would stop raining so much and dry up a bit and WARM up, I'm too cold for nearly mid-May!