Monday, July 30, 2007

Something about frogs

Caught this little fellow a couple of weekends ago at the local nature center. He sat so very still, hiding in plain sight.

According to Wikipedia, frogs sing to attract mates. The males begin the song; the females sing in reply. I recall Midwestern summer nights where the frog chorus echoed across pond, the field, and the back yard. An amazing range of voices, from deep bass to high-pitched chirp. A rhythm all their own. Lying in bed, the house dark, windows open, and the frogs singing into the night. Even though they were sometimes quite loud, I found their songs reassuring. As if they were saying, "all is well."

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Never try to catch two frogs with one hand.
~ Chinese Proverb

Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them.
~ Anonymous

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the voices in your head that constantly throw up opposition to new possibilities and compare everything in your corner of the universe with your standards and ideals are great sources of raw data. If you are clear that you do not have to do what the shoulds and Yeahbuts say you should, you can enlist these noisy voices as allies.Nicholas Lore"ThePathfinder"